Now Open Everyday 11.00AM - 24.00PM
Now Open Everyday 11.00AM - 24.00PM

About Us

Our Philosophy

A Little About Us

Our philosophy is to combine the spirit of Kyoto and a unique setting to give you an elevated craft beer bar experience that you won’t forget in a hurry.

Two guys, same vision

Craft beer, craft food, Crafthouse Kyoto...

Owner of two of Kyoto’s most popular craft beer bars already in the district south of the Imperial Palace, Takumi was attracted to the newly created vibe that foreigners have helped create closer to Kyoto station. Takumi has been in the industry for 8 years and previously worked in hospitality in well-known Kyoto hotels.

Locals talk about his air of mystery. Foreigners rave about his cheeky sense of humor, picked up on his extensive travels around Europe. If you get the chance don’t forget to say hello as he’s guaranteed to get you laughing.

Check out Takumi’s other bars (both Machiya) Takumiya and Takanoya.


Living in a machiya himself and working with them in his guesthouse business it was important for Jefferson to deliver a machiya for use by a much larger audience. While enhancing the cityscape it also helps save the machiya which are disappearing at a rate of 2% a year!

When we think of Kyoto we think of tradition, quality and craftsmanship. Craft beer in a machiya setting was a natural choice for a business and a brand presented in a way that encases the spirit of Kyoto.

A passion for craft beer lead Jefferson to becoming part owner of Woodmill Brewery Kyoto, a small brewery located just north of the Imperial Palace.