Kibune no Kawadoko

Enjoy Kyoto cuisine in a cool atmosphere in a secluded spot in Kyoto

Also called “Noryoyoko,” this is a summer tradition in the Kansai region.

The wooden floors are set up just above the Kibune River, the source of the Kamo River,
The breeze gently moves through the verdant trees in the mountain gorge,
You can enjoy Kyoto cuisine while listening to the breezes of the Kibune River and the murmuring of the river.

Enjoy the cool breeze, the murmuring of the stream, and the delicious food!

Even under the scorching sun in midsummer, kawadoko is cool and comfortable, 10 degrees cooler than the temperature in Kyoto City.

There are dozens of ryokans and restaurants along the Kibune River,
Ayu (sweetfish) dishes and Nagashi Somen are served at dozens of inns and restaurants along the Kibune River.

Enjoy the clear water and fresh greenery while sitting on a tatami mat.
You can enjoy a tasteful moment on the tatami mats while feeling the clear stream and fresh greenery.

Kibune Shrine for good luck in marriage

Kibune Shrine, which enshrines the god of water, is located along the Kibune River.
There is a main shrine, a yusha (central shrine), and an okumiya (inner shrine),
The shrine is popular for its good luck in bringing people together.


Kibune no Kawadoko
Official Site
Along the Kibune River, Kurama Kibune-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
Telephone number

Period of the festival
Usually from May to September

Parking lot

There are few parking lots in Kibune.
Public transportation is strongly recommended.
The narrow road makes it difficult to get to and from oncoming cars, and it is quite crowded, especially during the summer season.


25 minutes on foot from Kiben-guchi Station on the Eizan Electric Railway Line
Kyoto Bus runs daily from Eizan Electric Railway “Kibune-guchi” to Kibune
Public transportation is recommended as there are few parking lots in Kibune.

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