INTRODUCTION

Famous as a summer retreat in Japan, Kyoto’s Kibune is known for the unique Kawadoko restaurant where traditional Japanese tatami rooms have been built above the Kibune River.
In these rooms, Kyoto cuisine can be sampled while enjoying the view of a refreshing, clear stream.
In particular, the waters that flow at the source of the Kibune River are extremely cold, with many tourists utilizing the area as a summer retreat. Why not have lunch or dinner at a restaurant located above the wonderfully cool water?

Kibunesou offers weddings and photo shoots in Kawadoko and the tatami rooms above the river.
A ceremony held at Kibunesou and the adjoining Kibune Shrine followed by a reception with the sound of running water from the river in the background is truly magical.
In Kurama, where Kibune is located, is the only sacred ground in Japan with three ryuketsu (‘dragon holes’, thought to bring prosperity in feng shui) where dragon gods are said to gather.
Many tourists visit this energy-filled power spot, one of Japan’s three most sacred locations, each year.

CUISINE

Enjoy Kibunesou’s traditional Japanese kaiseki ryori course meals amidst the gentle breezes that emanate from the pure waters of the river. Savor various dishes carefully crafted to fully bring out the flavors of seasonal ingredients.

  • Seiryu Kaiseki

    An aperitif, an appetizer, a hassun (course which sets the seasonal theme), a mukozuke (seasonal sashimi, etc.), nimonowan (a stewed dish), takiawase (separately simmered vegetables and fish, meat or tofu), a broiled dish, a fried dish, futamono (a dish served in a lidded bowl), a small hotpot, rice, a finishing soup and a seasonal dessert.

  • Sekka Kaiseki

    A kaiseki using Kyoto beef tenderloin and round steak.

  • Iwaizen Kyo-kaiseki

    An appetizer, iwaiju (traditional box of dishes), nimonowan (a stewed dish), a mukozuke (seasonal sashimi, etc.), takiawase (separately simmered vegetables and fish, meat or tofu), a broiled dish, a fried dish, futamono (a dish served in a lidded bowl), a main dish, rice, pickled vegetables, a finishing soup and a seasonal dessert.

  • Irodori Kaiseki

    An appetizer, an aperitif, a hassun (course which sets the seasonal theme), a mukozuke (seasonal sashimi, etc.), a broiled dish, a main dish, a fried dish, futamono (a dish served in a lidded bowl), the daily takiawase (separately simmered vegetables and fish, meat or tofu), rice, pickled vegetables, a finishing soup and a seasonal dessert.

  • Seseragi Kaiseki

    An appetizer, an aperitif, a hassun (course which sets the seasonal theme), a mukozuke (seasonal sashimi, etc.), a broiled dish, a main dish, a fried dish, futamono (a dish served in a lidded bowl), the daily takiawase (separately simmered vegetables and fish, meat or tofu), rice, pickled vegetables, a finishing soup and a seasonal dessert.

  • Ohiru no Kawadoko Ryori

    A hassun (course which sets the seasonal theme), a mukozuke (seasonal sashimi, etc.), a broiled dish, a vinegared dish, a fried dish, the daily takiawase (separately simmered vegetables and fish, meat or tofu), rice, pickles, a closing soup and a seasonal dessert.

  • Tamatebakozen

    A limited-time shokado bento box (May 1 to June 26).

  • Okosama Ryori (children’s meal)

    A shokado bento box for younger elementary school-aged children.

PLAN

Yukata Present Plans — Walk the grounds of Kibune Shrine in yukata After changing into a traditional yukata robe at Kibunesou, enjoy the meal we have prepared for you. You can take the yukata home when you leave. Photo shoots are also available.

  • Irodori and Yukata Plan(Irodori Kaiseki + full yukata set)

    Per woman: ¥16,500 (incl. tax, service charge)
    Meal: ¥12,200 Irodori Kaiseki

    Women’s yukata set contains:
    Yukata robe, obi belt, geta sandals, handbag, 2 waist cords, obi-ita shape board, protective bag and a Yukata Pass Kyoto.
    Kyo-kaiseki includes a glass of wine! Also receive an original Kibunesou Japanese fan!
    (Men’s Irodori and Yukata Plan: ¥19,500 per man)

  • Seiryu and Yukata Plan(Seiryu Kaiseki + full yukata set)

    Per woman: ¥19,300 (incl. tax, service charge)
    Meal: Seiryu Kaiseki (Saturdays, Sundays, Bon and other holidays are ¥1,000 extra per person)

    A Kibunesou recommendation! Includes Seiryu Kaiseki.
    Women’s yukata set contains: Yukata robe, obi belt, geta sandals, handbag, 2 waist cords, obi-ita shape board, protective bag and a Yukata Pass Kyoto.
    Seiryu Kaiseki comes with a glass of wine! Also receive an original Kibunesou Japanese fan!
    (Men’s Seiryu and Yukata Plan: ¥21,900 per man)

  • Seseragi and Yukata Plan(Seseragi Kaiseki + full yukata set)

    Per woman: ¥13,900 (incl. tax, service charge)
    Meal: Seseragi Kaiseki (Saturdays, Sundays, Bon and other holidays are ¥1,000 extra per person)

    Includes yukata robe, obi belt (double-sided), geta sandals, handbag, 2 waist cords, obi-ita shape board, protective bag and a Yukata Pass Kyoto.
    Includes a glass of wine! Also receive an original Kibunesou Japanese fan.
    *Men’s Seseragi and Yukata Plan: ¥16,900 per man. Available sizes are M, L and LL.

  • Seseragi and Yukata Couple’s Plan(Seseragi Kaiseki + full yukata set)

    For 1 woman and 1 man: ¥30,800 (incl. tax, service charge)
    Meal: Seseragi Kaiseki (Saturdays, Sundays, Bon and other holidays are ¥1,000 extra per person)

    Women’s yukata set contains: Yukata robe, obi belt (double-sided), geta sandals, handbag, 2 waist cords, obi-ita shape board, protective bag and a Yukata Pass Kyoto.
    Men’s yukata set contains: Yukata robe, obi belt, geta sandals, 1 waist cord and a Yukata Pass Kyoto.
    Includes glasses of wine for two! Also receive two original Kibunesou Japanese fans!

  • Seiryu and Yukata Couple’s Plan(Meal upgrade plan)

    For 1 woman and 1 man: ¥41,600 (incl. tax, service charge)
    Meal: Seiryu Kaiseki (Saturdays, Sundays, Bon and other holidays are ¥1,000 extra per person)

    Women’s yukata set contains: Yukata robe, obi belt (double-sided), geta sandals, handbag, 2 waist cords, obi-ita shape board, protective bag and a Yukata Pass Kyoto.
    Men’s yukata set contains: Yukata robe, obi belt, geta sandals, 1 waist cord and a Yukata Pass Kyoto.
    Includes glasses of wine for two! Also receive two original Kibunesou Japanese fans!

ACCESS

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Address: Kuramakibune-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture 601-1112
Telephone: 075-741-2222 (+81-75-741-2222 outside Japan)

Kibune, in the ancient capital of Kyoto. Tatami rooms providing cool summers, in Kibune.
Tatami rooms situated above a river. The cold air from the waterfalls is full of beneficial negative ions.

The exterior tatami rooms are located in Kawadoko. As the restaurant does not have a roof, dining will be conducted indoors in the event of heavy rains, high water lines or during sudden showers.

Kawadoko operating period: May 1 to September 30
Regular indoor operating period: October 1 to June 30

Type of cuisine: Japanese / steak
Beverages: Wine, beer, sake, shochu, soft drinks
All major credit cards accepted.

Accommodations
We can direct you to a superior hotel in the city of Kyoto that Kibunesou is affiliated with.
Free Kibunesou Bus
We can provide pick-up and drop-off services within the city of Kyoto using our micro-bus for parties of ten or more.
Please note that we generally limit distances to approximately 30 minutes from Kibunesou to locations within Kyoto.
For those desiring pick-up and drop-off services to locations further than the above, please consult with us by telephone.
When visiting by train (free roundtrip bus running between Kibuneguchi Station and Kibunesou)
Kyoto Station → (3 minutes on the JR Nara Line) → Tofukuji Station (15 minutes on the Keihan Main Line) → Demachiyanagi Station → (30 minutes on the Eizan Electric Railway) → Kibuneguchi Station → (10 minutes on the bus *must contact first) → Kibunesou.
Please travel to Kibuneguchi Station via Eizan Electric Railway Demachiyanagi Station. The time required to travel from Demachiyanagi Station to Kibuneguchi Station is approximately 30 minutes. By contacting Kibunesou when departing from Demachiyanagi Station, we can meet you at Kibuneguchi Station by the time you arrive.
When visiting by car
As parking space is limited, reservations with Kibunesou are necessary to make use of the parking lot when visiting by car in summer. When making your reservation by phone or via reservation form, please inform us of your route. Please note that we may be forced to refuse your request in the event that the parking lot will be full at the time you intend to visit. It is almost always possible to reserve a parking space in the evening. The amount of parking space available can be quickly confirmed via telephone.