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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

It began with a picture on a postcard, then a story from a friend, but it took a while before I learned of the kawadoko dining experience. In Kibune, a small town in the mountains half an hour north of Kyoto, many famous restaurants take their dining outside. In the hot summer months platforms are constructed directly on top of... More 

Thank Cornelia W
Vancouver, BC
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3 reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

We went for the somen. As other reviewers point out it was a long wait. While it's fun catching noodles through the bamboo tubes, the noodles and the dipping sauce are bland. You are really there for the novelty of it all. In hindsight we would have enjoyed more a leisurely paced meal over the river. It would have been... More 

Thank BiaBC
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

If you want a romantic meal - don't go there. If you want a chat during your meal - don't go there. However, if you want a hilarious, exciting, fun and a very very Japanese food adventure do not miss it. The location of the restaurant is simply stunning. Who said you need a solid foundation for building a restaurant??... More 

Thank Michelle K
San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I had heard vaguely of the "river noodle" dining experience in Kibune, so we thought we would track it down. Boy am I glad we did. After taking the rinky dink train to Kibune station, we hopped on the local bus that deposited us in Kibune. About a 5-10 min walk up the hill, past all of the rather pricey... More 

Thank kforstot
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Kawadoko -- dining on tatami mats hovering inches over the rive in Hifune -- was a wonderful experience. The setting is incredible. There are very few foreign tourists (a bit complicated to get there from downtown Kyoto). The Kaiseki dinner was superb, and some in our family had sukiyaki, which was also superb. If you are in Kyoto, I highly... More 

Shanghai, China
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

First I'll start with the food, to treat ourselves we went with one of the more expensive options of the summer kaiseki at 8600 yen. The food was top notch with amazing and weird food being brought in about 10 different stages, some I wouldn't have normally chosen but it was still a great experience. It kept us both full... More 

Thank Aoran22
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2015

We decided to do the hike from Kurama station to Kibune station, with our reward being a beautiful kaseiki lunch at Hirobun, dining with their platforms suspended over the cooling waters of Kibune. Definitly worth a short day trip out of Kyoto, the relatively easy hike took about an hour an a half. We booked ahead with our hotel and... More 

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Address: 87 Kuramakibunecho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 601-1112, Kyoto Prefecture
Region: Japan > Kinki > Kyoto Prefecture > Kyoto
Price Range: €279 - €380 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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