【Report by the foreigner who knows Ayabe well.】
Name of facility : Link (Bar / Snack) Visit date : 2020/10/23 Visitor name : Nathaniel Hoy
When talking about different type of Japanese bars one type that sometimes gets a bad reputation overseas are called Snack Bars.
While you may need to be careful about visiting a Snack Bar in a big city,
you do not need to worry when you are in the countryside.
In Ayabe you definitely do not need to worry about Link.
A typical night of revelry
Located a stones throw from the station Link is run by an incredibly friendly ‘mama-san’ who will treat you like a regular from the moment you walk in the door.
I have visited Ayabe City twice and both times I visited Link with a friend.
Here you are just as likely to meet a few tipsy businessmen as you are parents from the local PTA or even the mayor!
Variety of available drink options
Link has a wide variety of Japanese whiskies and shochu options available.
If you fancy some karaoke then you are in luck as you can sing your heart out here.
Link is a great option for an after dinner drink or if you are looking to try and strike up a conversation with a local.
With a large number of regular customers you will be welcomed here with open arms.
Link has a long counter as well as two large tables with sofa seating so no matter how small or large your group is you should have plenty of space.
Local Ayabe sake available to enjoy
If you are in town for a number of nights and plan on visiting more than once you might want buy a bottle of your favorite whiskey of shochu and store it at the bar.
This is a very common thing to do at small town Snack Bars.
Before I moved to a big city I used to live in a small town and at one point I had “Keep bottles” at 4 or 5 different Snack Bars.
▼Click here for details of this facilityーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーーー
From United States of America, came to Japan in 2005
He likes Japanese countryside, Japanese sake, Japanese food,
onsens and Shorinji Kempo.
His hobbies are running, reading and, Japanese sake.