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7 Kawadoko Restaurants and 4 cheap lunch in Kibune, Kyoto

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After strolling Kifune Shrine, it’s time to eat Kaiseki in Kawadoko restaurants.

Kawadoko restaurants in Kibune area usually open beginning of May until middle of September.

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From Kifune Shrine, you can easily access to 3 kawadoko restaurants on your foot, 7 minutes in maximum.

However, there are many Kawadoko restaurants on Kibune, so you may be wondering where to go.

This time, let me introduce recommended restaurants where you can enjoy the atmosphere of Kawadoko.

Each of Kawadoko restaurants are 5 to 10 minutes walk from Kifune Shrine.

Kibune Hirobun

Feeling full of negative ion from forest and river, you can eat unique Japanese food.

It’s called “nakgashi somen(Flowing cold noodles)” which is only available Hirobun in Kibune area.

It is popular to eat somen in summer for Japanese, so the this is the true experience of Japan in summer.

Note that making reservation is not available for Nagashi somen.

If you want, coming to Hirobun in the morinig and register first, then headed to Kifune Shrine.

Information

Hirobun

Opening Period: May 1-September 27

Cost: Nashimi somen 1,300 yen,
Kawadoko cuisine 8000 yen to 12000 yen

Business hour: 11:00~19:00

Address: 87 Kurama Kifunecho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

Access: 35 minutes walk from Kibuneguchi station

Kibune Hiroya

Kifune Hiroya” is located in the central area of Kifune and close to Kifune Shrine.

Hiroya’s Kawadoko is called “The Kawadoko”.

Some of tourists think “Usually it is expensive in Kibune, so is the place expensive?”

And they don’t expect much for cooking, but Hiroya has a good reputation not only for cuisine but also for serving, such as high quality, and the dishes come out in a in timing.

In May and June, there are courses that cost less than 10,000 yen, so it is a recommended restaurant for the first time.

Also among the Kawadoko restaurants, Hiroya is a restaurant with good location in Kibune.

Information

Kifune Hiroya

Opening Period: May 1-September 30

Cost: 8000 yen to 17820 yen

Address: 56 Kuramakibunecho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

Access: 30 minutes walk from Kibuneguchi station

Hyoue

Hyoue” is located near the Kifune Shrine.

There is a shuttle bus from subway “Kokusaikaikan Station”, so it’s easy to access.

If order lunch which is served only in May and June, you can enjoy Kawadoko cuisine at a relatively cheaper price 6480 yen.

There are 4 types of menus: Ryono ohiruzen, Yamanozen, Ayunozen, and Hamonozen.

You can enjoy grilled sweetfishes, trout and bracken, trout and hamo-drops, and seasonal ingredients.

Hyoe is located on the upstream of river in Kibune, so the view from the upstream seat is the best.

If the upper seat is available at the time of reservation, the upper seat is recommended.

There is also a fashionable cafe in Hyoue, where you can easily experience the Kawadoko cuisine with drink.

So you can feel free to enjoy and in cheap cost.

This is only store where you can easily enjoy the riverbed.

Information

Hyoue

Opening Period: May 1-September 30

Business hour: 11:00~20:00

Cost: 6480 yen to 15120 yen

Address: 101 Kuramakibunecho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

Access: 30 minutes walk from Kibuneguchi station

Kifune Beniya

Kifune Beniya” is the largest restaurant in Kifune that has 200 seats, and is located at the entrance of Kifune.

Beniya is located a bit back from the bus stop of Kifune toward the station, so it is a restaurant located at the entrance of Kifune.

Since the clear stream flows under the seat and the distance to the water surface is close, you can also put your feet into the river.

You can eat Kawadoko cuisine being relaxed, because it is one of the largest restaurants.

The room space is large and the space between tables is wide.

Located at the bottom of the river, its dynamic atmosphere is less than that of upstream restaurants, but it has a tasteful and pretty atmosphere.

Because the location is bottom of the river, it is easier to access from

Kibuneguchi station.

Although it is served only in May, the mini Kaiseki dish is reasonable at 4100 yen and you can enjoy Kawadoko cuisine at a reasonable price.

Information

Kifune Beniya

Opening Period: May 1-September 30

Business hour: 11:30~19:00

Cost: 7800 yen to 19000 yen

Address: 17 Kurama Kibune, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

Access: 20 minutes walk from Kibuneguchi station

Kiraku

Kiraku” is located in front of Kifune Shrine, and you can get on free shuttle bus from Kifuneguchi Station.

The location is excellent because it is right in front of Kifune Shrine.

So, the price is a little bit higher.

Kiraku serves a Kawadoko hamo shabu kaiseki, where you can enjoy delicious hamo shabu with matsutake mushrooms and seaweed dashi.

So, you can hardly taste in other Kawadoko resutaurants.

If you make a reservation, you can be picked up by calling from Kibuneguchi Station

Also, after eating Kawadoko cuisine, you can visit Kibune Shrine and return to the station by shuttle bus.

This is a recommended Kawadoko restaurants for those who want to enjoy Kifune without walking too much because Kifune Shrine is close.

Information

Kifune Beniya

Opening Period: May 1-September 30

Business hour: 11:00~21:00

Cost: 8640 yen to 18360 yen

Address: 47 Kurama Kibune, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

Access: free shuttle bus from Kifuneguchi Station

Ugenta

Kaiseki course menu is also available in Ugenta too.

But, what we focus on is not a Kawadoko cuisine speaking of Ugenta.

A beer was created that suits Kaiseki cuisine, the name is “SUIGEN”.

Smelling citron faintly from the beer, the taste match with Japanese kaiseki.

In Ugenta, it’s available not only kawadoko cuisine but also accommodation.

Bus will be picking up you, if you tell the arriving time to the station, which is one of the reason for its popularity.

Information

Ugenta

Opening Period: May 1-September 30

Cost: 8000 yen to 12000 yen

Business hour: 11:30~16:00、17:00~20:30

Address: 76 Kurama Kifunecho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

Access: 35 minutes walk from Kibuneguchi station

Kibune Nakayoshi

The seats are so close to the river that we can enjoy both the cuisine and the sound of river.

It’s enough cool without air conditioner even in summer.

Recommended menu is “Mini-Kaiseki”, traditional multi-course Japanese dinner.

Although it costs 6,700 yen, a bit expensive, it’s worth paying to eat.

Usually the course menu makes us full with it various cuisines, but it’s “mini”.

Experiencing mini Japanese traditional menu allow us to explore after eating.

If you visit Kibune in winter or autumn, nabe(Japanese stew) is also available.

Information

Nakayoshi

Opening Period: May 1-September 30

Cost: 6700 yen to 13400 yen

Business hour: 11:00~21:00

Address: 71 Kurama Kifunecho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

Access: 35 minutes walk from Kibuneguchi station

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4 cheap lunch of Kawadoko Restaurants in Kibune

Although there are a few, there are cheap Kawadoko restaurants in Kibune for lunch.

You can enjoy Kawadoko cuisines without making reservation if in the season when it is not crowded.

Also, there are restaurants where you can enter alone.

Here are the cheap and reasonable Kawadoko restaurants for lunch in Kibune.

It is recommended for Kawadoko cuisine for those who are for the first time because it is cheaper compared to Kawadoko lunch at a luxury restaurants.

Kajika

Kajika is located where one minute walk from Kifune’s bus stop.

You can enjoy Kawadoko cuisine from 3600 yen.

Kawadoko cuisine for a limited number of people on weekdays are quite cheap, that cost 2,000 yen.

Because Kawadoko cuisine is served in really conscientious price, it is also good for Kawadoko debut.

It is also recommended for those who have a small meal because it is a little bit smaller than ordinary Kawadoko cuisine.

Information

Kajika

Cost:

Mini Mini Kajika Kaiseki (Kawadoko): From 3,600 yen
Limited to 15 meals on weekdays. Easy set (Kawadoko): 2,000 yen

Address: 24 Kuramakibunecho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

Dembei

You can enjoy homemade noodle soba at Denbei, which is located 4 minute walk from the Kibune bus stop.

In the Kawadoko season, the set menu is reasonable, starting from 2,400 yen.

Kawadoko lunch is a set of pot rice(called kamameshi) or soba.

So, when you visit in a bit cold season, we recommend a set of kamameshi.

When the hot, season soba set is recommended.

In the Kawadoko season, especially in July and August, seats will be vacant after 14:00.

So, if you do not want to wait, please visit after 14:00 on weekdays.

Basically, Denbei doesn’t need to make a reservation, so you can go to Kibune for a Kawadoko lunch easily.

Information

Denbei

Cost: Kawadoko lunch: From 2,400 yen

Address: 39 Kuramakibunecho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

Katsura

Katsura is located 10 minutes on foot from Kifune bus stop and 5 minutes on foot from Kifune Shrine.

When it is not Kawadoko season, the sweet white miso-based Nyumen is a delicious.

Kawadoko Lunch served in Katsra is worth tasting where you can enjoy menus such as grilled sweetfish and tempura in 2500 yen.

It is a restaurant where you can enjoy a hidden lunch and is kind of a secret shop.

However, since the shop is small and the number of seats is limited, it is recommended that you make a reservation during the summer season.

Information

Katsura

Cost: Kawadoko: 2500 yen

Address: 81 Kuramakibunecho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

Kibune Hirobun

Walking from Kibune’s bus stop 10 minutes, Hirobun is a luxury ryokan, which is famous for its Kawadoko cuisine.

Speaking of Hirobun, Kawadoko lunch is usually expensive.

However, you can enjoy cheap and reasonably priced Kawadoko lunch of Nagashi Somen, which you can enjoy on the Kawadoko.

However, you can’t make reservations for Nagase Somen, so it is first come, first served.

In the summer season you have to wait three hours or more, so please go to Hirobun early in the morning or be prepared to wait.

Hirobun is recommended because somen has good stiffness.

It is fun to Nagashi somen.

Information

Hirobun

Cost: Nagashi somen: 1300 yen

Address: 87 Kuramakibunecho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

Map of Kawadoko Restaurants in Kibune

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