Mar. 26, 2019 UPDATE


- 京都貴船 料理旅館 ひろ文 -
If you want to enjoy the Kyoto summer tradition of kawadoko, Hirobun is the best choice!
One of Kyoto’s most famous sightseeing areas, Kibune, has in the summer many outdoor terrace areas on top of rivers called kawadoko. If you want to enjoy Kawadoko, I want to recommend you go to Hirobun! At Hirobun you can feel like you are truly experiencing kawadoko at its best. The contrast between the vivid vermilion of the parasols and the pale green of new leaves is beautiful, and to think that you can also listen to the murmur of the river at the same time as you look at them; perfect! If you want to truly enjoy the atmosphere of Kibune, you should go to Hirobun. A special experience is waiting for you.
Kawadoko cuisine
Kawadoko cuisine / ¥8,600 | ¥10,800 | ¥13,000
For a limited time, from May to September, you can enjoy kawadoko cuisine on kawadoko. The prices differ based on how many dishes there are in the courses. There are many things on the menu, like the Kyoto kaiseki classic salt-grilled ayu – sweetfish and thin and delicate somen noodles. How about enjoying these summery dishes at refreshing kawadoko terrace?
Alcoholic beverages
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Alcoholic beverages
It’s great to have some beer with delicious kaiseki cuisine. At Hirobun you can, of course, have a beer, sake, shochu, and all kinds of alcoholic beverages with your dishes.
How to Order

Hirobun menu

This time we had 12 dishes! The final of this course is luxurious, you get both somen noodles and takikomi gohan (Japanese mixed rice)! There is quite a lot, so I recommend going with an empty stomach. 

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Even on weekdays, you may have to wait for an hour for the somen noodles, but you can also make a reservation. If you want to get in smoothly and enjoy the kawadoko terrace in peace, I recommend getting a course. 

3.7 food3.0 service3.0 atmosphere5.0
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
3.7 food3.0 service3.0 atmosphere5.0
This was my first time eating kawadoko cuisine, and it was truly delicious! Eating Kyoto-like food while you listen to the murmur of the river is a delightful experience. Hirobun is famous for their nagashi-somen, somen that is delivered to you on a bamboo flume, but their kawadoko cuisine is also something you definitely have to try!
4.0 food4.0 service3.5 atmosphere4.5
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
Hong Kong
4.0 food4.0 service3.5 atmosphere4.5
Hirobun / 京都貴船 料理旅館 ひろ文
Category Kaiseki / Kyo Ryori (Kyoto Cuisine)
Phone +81 75-741-2147
Address 87 Kuramakibune-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City 601-1112
Directions Hirobun is a 10-minute bus ride from Eizan Electric Railway Kibuneguchi Station (or a 30-minute walk).
Open Hours 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Entrance to the restaurant by 7:00 p.m.)
Reservations Accepted.
Closed December 30, 31, January 1. Other than this open daily unless otherwise noticed. 12/30, 31, 1/ 1
Price range
Credit cards VISA, JCB / Accepted
Good for Romantic, With Friends, Families with Children
Overseas Tourist-Friendly
This is a famous restaurant so they are used to visitors from overseas.
Menu Only Japanese.
Lanuages spoken Simple English.
Number of seats Over 30 seats.
Private dining rooms No.
Non smoking / smoking Smoking allowed.
Other Please note that the kawadoko cuisine we introduced this time is only available from May 1 to the end of September.
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