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#787 A “kawadoko” experience with kimono (someday)

“Kawadoko” in Kyoto

I went to Kibune in Kyoto where is famous for “kawadoko” (restaurants on the river).
“Kawadoko” is a special dining space that is set on the river during summer. The flowing water in the river underneath helps to draw the heat away and keep the space cool. Diners can enjoy the food and stay cool at the same time.

Since it was a kimono class trip, I was supposed to wear my kimono. But it was rainy then I gave up wearing my kimono. Some people were wearing kimono.
It took about 30 minutes by a car from Kyoto station to Kibune. It is around 10°C cooler than the city center of Kyoto.

I couldn’t have a “kawadoko” experience due to the rain.

Our car drove into the mountain and I saw many riverside restaurants. When I got to the restaurant, I actually felt a bit cold.
The restaurant staff measured my temperature with an infrared thermometer to check for COVID-19. My temperature was 35.9°C.

Unfortunately, the restaurant didn’t open the “kawadoko” area on that day because the water level of the river was high due to the rain.
So we had a lunch inside the restaurant. We still enjoyed having lunch seeing the natural environment and rustic atmosphere. Especially hearing the sound of the river made me cool.
The grilled ayu fish was delicious.

I heard now is a good time to visit Kyoto. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are fewer customers than usual. There are also not many customers in Kibune.
It was the first time for me to visit Kibune. I was disappointed that I couldn’t have a “kawadoko” experience. But now I hope I can have lunch at a “kawadoko” with kimono someday. I’ll be back!


↑ In front of the restaurant, there is the “Kifune-jinja”.

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 yoko | 2020.07.29 16:54

京都に行ってきたんですねー。
でも着物が着れなくて残念。
雨の時は、着物が汚れるし、歩くのも大変だもんね。
Kibuneってところが、10度も温度が違うなんて!
それは寒いよね。森の中って感じなのかな?
でも、nakoさん、体温が低い。。。
美味しいものは食べれたようで、何よりです。
で、kawadokoって、日本語でどう書くの?

nako nako | 2020.07.29 18:50

“kawadoko”は「川床」です。京都の鴨川エリアでは「かわゆか」って言うらしいけど、貴船エリアでは「かわどこ」です。
どちらも同じ漢字ですが、状態が違うようです。
「かわどこ」は川の直上に御座敷を設置していますが、「かわゆか」は川から大分高いところにお座敷が設置してあります。
貴船エリアは京都の山の中なので、夏は涼しく、川の近くは寒いほどです。
私は寒さに震えながら食事しました。
着物ならちょうど良い体温調整となり、川床と雰囲気もバッチリの日本の夏になります。

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