What is Kawadoko Lunch?
Summer in Kyoto is hot and humid. How about a day trip to the mountainous area to breathe fresh air and to cool down? Kibune, located in the north of Kyoto City, is used as a retreat spot to escape the summer heat.
During May to September, the restaurants in Kibune offer a charming and seasonal dinning style known as “Kawadoko” for visitors to enjoy seasonal delicacies in a cool and relaxing atmosphere. Kawadoko, which literally means “floor on top of a river” is a special and seasonal way of dining to escape the summer heat and is also one of the summer charms of Kyoto.
A patio-like tatami floor is built above a river where guests can sit and dine on while listening to the sound of stream and enjoying the cool breeze. The typical cuisine for Kawadoko is “Kaiseki”, a traditional multi-course meal made by seasonal ingredients and local delicacies.
With the Kibune summer special discount 1 day ticket, you can explore this historical town of Kibune and experience the summer charm of Kibune Kawadoko riverside dining.
Price: 【May・June】 Adult 6，900 yen
【July・August】 Adult 9，900 yen
Sales Period: May 20 to Aug 31, 2022
Ticket Sold at Kanasai Tourist Information Center Kyoto (3/F Kyoto Tower) ＆ Eizan Railway Demachiyanagi Station
Please refer to the Eizan Railway HP for details (Japanese only):