KAWADOKO

May – September
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Kibune riverside
with a cool breeze

This is a special place for summer in Kyoto and is often called the “summer floor.” Here at Kibune, it is known as “Kawadoko” (river floor). This “Kawadoko” of Kibune has an average temperature of 23 degrees Celsius even under the blazing sun of midsummer, 10 degrees cooler than downtown Kyoto. As soon as you sit on the floor, you will immediately feel the coolness.

A large two-tiered waterfall is visible from the riverside on the rare Japanese river surface. You will feel soothed just by listening to the comforting sound of the water under the cool breeze. This is a different world of coolness and breeze in this breathtaking environment. See a 360° panoramic view

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  • YUKATA
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The history
of the river

The “Kawadoko” of Kibune began in the Taisho era (1912-1926). It is said that the beginning of "Kawadoko" is when people came to the river to cool down and sat on a small bench to wash their feet and enjoy food and tea.

The traditional style of sitting on the floor foundations continues onto today. You can touch the water by stretching out your hand. Please enjoy the cooling space directly above the river water unique to Kibune.