Enjoy Lunch with a Breeze and Sound of the River in Kifune, Kyoto!
In Kifune, famous as a tourist destination in the outskirts of Kyoto, the season to enjoy lunch on Kawadoko terraces on the banks of Kibune River has arrived. Enjoy Kyoto-style cuisine served by ryokan inns and ryotei restaurants in an environment surrounded by rich, green nature! ＜※The information is from KansaiWalker (issued April 4, 2017)＞
Enjoy Kyo Kaiseki in a Terrace on a Mountain Stream
Hirobun is a ryotei ryokan (restaurant inn) in a fabulous location surrounded by rich nature. Reasonably priced lunches of Kyoto cuisine are served on a kawadoko (raised platform on the bank of a river) during the month of May. The specialty nagashi-somen (flowing noodles) is popular. It is near Kifune Shrine, so you can enjoy a walk among the greenery when you are finished with lunch. ＜Kawadoko open for lunch: May 1 - September 25＞
The Seiryo-zen (3,800 JPY) is a limited-time menu item served for lunch during the months of May and June. It comes with somen noodles and salt grilled ayu fish.
The background music on the kawadoko is the sound of the river and of the wind in the trees. Lanterns are lit up at night, giving it an even more elegant feel.
An Elegant Kawadoko That Takes Advantage of the Landscape
Kibunesou is a ryotei restaurant where you can enjoy Kyoto flavors through kaiseki multi-course cuisine made with seasonal ingredients. The charming kawadoko made by deftly utilizing the rocks of Kibune River allows you to feel the river close by. Let yourself be surrounded by the bright green leaves and the sound of water hitting the rocks and immerse yourself in Kyoto in the early summer.
The Shokado Bento - Tamate Gozen (4,950 JPY) is available between May 1 and June 26. There is also a Mini-Kaiseki (7,500 JPY) that is offered only at lunchtime.
The large two-tiered waterfall upriver will catch your eye from the kawadoko. Enjoy the pleasant cool air from the waterfall and the soft spray of water.
[This article was originally published in Walkerplus on 05.24.2017]
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.
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