長年の経験から、ほかの品種では溶けてしまうため、青森産のふじを採用。 撮影/伊藤信、文/婦人画報編集部

Kawadoko River Dining in Kibune, a sophisticated summer joy

Famous as a summer retreat in Japan, Kyoto’s Kibune is known for the unique kawadoko restaurants where traditional Japanese tatami floors are built above the Kibune River from early summer to early autumn.  Hiroya is one of the oldest Japanese restaurants offering the kawadoko experience.  The present owner, Kazuhito Hiroya confidently recommends three summer specialties at Hiroya.  One is grilled ayu sweet fish served on a lacquer board as if they were swimming in the river.  Second is sashimi of seasonal fresh fish served directly in a bowl made of ice.  Third is somen, extremely thin flour noodles.  The sounds and splashes of the running river are very refreshing and make the air cooler.  Experience Kyoto’s summer special experience with Hiroya’s authentic Japanese dishes.


Name Hiroya
Address 56 Kurama Kibune-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
Tel 075-741-2401
Hours 12:00-14:00, 17:00-21:00
Closed No holidays
Resevation Reservation required
URL http://www.kibune-hiroya.com/
Recommended Kawadoko Riverbed dining in summer: from 17,325 yen; Overnight stay accepted (from 33,000 yen with dinner and breakfast); Riverbed dining is open from June to September for lunch and dinner.
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    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC. Introduced in “Oishii Kyoto 137” magazine., Fujin-gaho, July issue, 2010.