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★ Kibune, Kawadoko, Kaiseki (Kyoto Cuisine) over the River!

After a big festival of Aoi Matsuri finished in 15th of May, now the people in Kyoto are starting to enjoy a Greenery Paradise covered with here and there.

There are many famous Ao-Momiji, or Green Maple sightseeing area in Kyoto, but if you'd love to experience the complete nature, you can't miss Kibune area.
Kibune is about 30 minutes by train up into the north mountains from the city. With an ancient Kibune shrine nearby. Walking along the beautiful stream is so cozy and special.

Especially the things making this area quite popular is "Kibune Kawadoko", an unique style of Kyoto Dining!!

You enjoy the gorgeous Kyoto Kaiseki food on a platform built over the beautiful river, Enjoy not only food but feeling and listening to the sound of the stream.

Kyoto in summer, is really hot and humid... so here is a nice idea to escape from the muggy heat and have a rest! :)

Kamogawa-Yuka, was already started from May! Kibune area is located at very north, area so their best season is in Summer, but you can enjoy this another world even from June!! through September!! You'd be amazed to find it quite exotic and romantic...


Are you interested in Kaiseki? a traditional multi-course Japanese meal filled with ayu (river fish), daggertooth pike conger, red-spotted masu trout, cold somen noodle, sashimi(sliced raw fish) and fresh Kyoto vegetables etc.














We, Japanese eat kaiseki on special occasions. One of the big reason to come to visit Kyoto in summer is to enjoy Kyoto Kaiseki!










Sitting atop this stream and are literally cooled by the temperature and the sound of the running water.


Kaiseki cuisine is very fancy and formal so very expensive. Depending on the restaurant, you may need enough budget around $100 - $157 per person. Reservation needed especially in their peak season of July!

Here is the official Kyoto website for restaurants of Kyoto Kaiseki in north Kyoto and Ohara.


I've once guided American couple around Kibune area and they enjoyed a gorgeous Kaiseki at one of the most authentic Kibune restaurant, "Hiroya". It was in a private room of the restaurant at that night because it's rainning unfortunately, but they still couldn't stop smiling and enjoying for such secret mood in the Japanese traditional architecture like authentic Japanese ryokan!!

 Why don't you try this special experience, eating on the river! Create your own unforgettable late spring and summer memories in Kyoto. :)





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Drop your Luggages at Kyoto Station!!
Kyoto Itinerary (sorry, now in the rennovation)
"Must to Visit" Nijo castle, Kinkaku-ji, Ryoan-ji, Shijo Karasuma Shopping area, Kiyomizudera,Gion
"Must to Visit" <2nd Day> Arashiyama, Tenryu-ji, Bamboo Forest, Togetsu-bridge, Heianjingu shrine.
"Must to Visit" <3rd Day> Ginkakuji, Philosopher's Path, Nanzenji, Shorenin, Chion-in, Maruyama-Park
"Must to Visit" <4th Day> Fushimi Inari & Nara area
Kyoto Tour by Bicycle!
What to do after Sunset
"Must to Visit" <4th Day> Kyoto Night Cruise (Yoru Bus) Bus Tour
Suberbs of Kyoto
Boat Tours down Hozu River
Boat Tour Movie
Kibune area, Kawadoko Kaiseki Cuisine on the River! (summer)
Takao area, Kawadoko Dinner with Maiko (spring and autumn)
Dinner Retaurants
Twilight Pontocho or Kamogawa Riverbank Dining (summer)Okonomiyaki (at Downtown)
● Okonomiyaki (at Kinkakuji area)
● Kobe Beef
Kyoto Sweets
Kyoto Famous Flavor, What is Matcha?
Kakigoori (Shaved Ice)
Souvenir Tips
Recommend Kyoto Souvenir Gallery 1
Recommend Kyoto Souvenir Gallery 2
Maneki Neko (Lucky Cat)
Shichimi Spice
Astro Boy Museum
Japanese Wooden Doll, Kokeshi
Yukata
How to Wear Yukata
Tea Ceremony
Tea Ceremony Experience
Matcha (Powdered Green Tea) History
Meet Maiko
Winter Gion - Tea Party with Maiko only by One Coin!
Maiko Dance Performance Every Sundays
Meet and Chat with Maiko on Weekends & National HolidaysKawadoko Dinner with Maiko
Maiko Dancing Movie (Gion Higashi Kouta Music)
Onsen
Funaoka Onsen, Special Public Bath
Kurama Onsen, Houroku-yu
Festival
Feb
Plum Festival at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
Mar
Higashiyama Hana Touro Illumination
Kiyomizu Temple, Blue Dragon Dancing
May
Yabusame-Shinji (Archery on Horseback)
Aoi Festival Parade
Iris/Azalea Viewing
Aug
Bonfires, Daimonji Yaki Festival
Oct
Ancient Princess Parade (at Arashiyama)
Dec
Arashiyama Hana Touro Illumination
Spring Sakura (Cherry Blossom)
Hirano Shrine
Daigoji Temple
Omuro Ninna-ji (World Heritage)
Winter Special
Public Viewing 2009 (Toji, Chionin etc...)
Night Light-Up
What is Autumn Colors
Shoren-in Temple Night Illumination
Cultures
Try "Omikuji" ! Enjoy reading your fortune

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