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Amongst the bars and restaurants on Pontocho is this dark and narrow jazz club overlooking the Kamo River. It's been open since 1939 but has a retro look more reminiscent of the 1950s, with velvet-upholstered chairs and an album cover of Doris Day in the front window. There's live jazz Fridays and Saturdays featuring Japanese talent, with three sets at 8, 9:30, and 11pm. During the rest of the week it plays classic jazz recordings. In any case, a very civilized and old-school place in fast-changing Pontocho.