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Kaiseki Cuisine in Kyoto

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Cool down with elegant kaiseki cuisine atop a flowing river


Beat the heat with a traditional kaiseki meal at a kawadoko, a Kyoto summer staple in which customers sit on a floor built over a river. Kawadoko are an ingenious way to keep guests cool during the scorching Kyoto summers. Water flowing over skillfully placed rocks on the riverbed creates an extra-refreshing sensation. Many kawadoko are located along the Kamo River and in the Kibune area.

When to go: June through September




Kibunesou Kyoto (Japanese Only) 

Kibune Fujiya 


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