High Five

Tokyo, Japan

50Best Accolades
  • No.45 Asia's 50 Best Bars 2023
  • No.18 The World's 50 Best Bars 2019

This basement venue in glitzy Ginza is home to Hidetsugu Ueno’s famous ice-carving prowess and tasty drinks. The combination of Japanese bartending techniques plus modified classic recipes has resulted in High Five being a regular in the World’s 50 Best Bar list since it opened a decade ago, and it was also awarded the honour of being the Best Bar in Japan at Asia’s 50 Best in 2019. The ‘White Lady’ is a signature pour and a fast favourite here, while the ‘Full Bloom’ is available only in Japan – a mix of maraschino and sakura liqueurs adjusted to fit your fancy. The bar’s fame and small size mean the bar is often busy – calling ahead is advised – and you’ll likely encounter more Westerners than locals.

Key Information


Efflore Ginza 5 Bldg. BF 5-4-15, Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-006