Excellent views with excellent food at Kyoto’s green wonderland, Takao
The most special thing about kawadoko-dining is, besides of course eating your food by a river, is that the food is made using seasonal, local ingredients, and often you even get to taste such seasonal delicacies as ayu sweetfish. The dishes look beautiful, of course, but the colors of them are also very carefully thought out, as expected from the cuisine of Kyoto. You can enjoy kawadoko in Takao with Genji fireflies from the middle of June to the middle of July. During this time, after your kaiseki dinner, all the lights in the restaurant will be shut down, and you can enjoy looking at the dance of the fireflies. At dinner, they also have maiko, apprentice geisha, to entertain the guests, and you get to talk with her too. So come to enjoy the summer of Kyoto with some great seasonal cuisine!