The newish and attractive jazz bar Kohaku (opened in 2019) is hidden away on the sixth floor of a nondescript building near the center of bustling Shibuya, a district known for its youthful vibe and vibrant attractions.
The name Kokahu (琥珀, amber), aka Jazz Bar Amber, may bring to mind an atmospheric warmth with gold and glowing colors. Or it may summon the image of hardened resin suspending an ancient organism, unchanged and captured in time.
None of that applies to the bar Kohaku of course. Except perhaps the design of Kohaku, with its custom-lettered flowing logo design to the stylish furnishings in the room. It all works together to convey an artistic warmth that spreads through the room where you are surrounded by hanging paper umbrellas and golden art-graffiti walls.