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NORYO YUKA & KAWADOKO Summer Riverside Dining

NORYO YUKA & KAWADOKO Summer Riverside Dining

Dining at a “noryo yuka” or a “kawadoko” where you can enjoy meals in the cool breeze blowing across the water is one of the perfect ways to enjoy Kyoto’s hot summers. The iconic outdoor tables of restaurants facing riversides are in the Kamogawa, Kibune, Takao and Shozan areas. Depending on the area, they are either called “noryo yuka” or “kawadoko.” Among them, the Kamogawa Noryo Yuka along the Kamo River is said to have a history dating back to the 1600’s.

 From the balcony seats along the river flowing through downtown, to the terrace seats bridged over the streams in green valleys, each area offers a different scenery and each restaurant has its own specialties to serve!

Please visit the websites of the restaurants for more details:

KAMOGAWA NORYO YUKA(May 1- October 31)



Restaurant Name Genre Map
Pontocho Izumoya Japanese Map
 Ganko Takasegawa Nijoen Japanese Map
Senkaku Japanese Map
Takara Japanese Map
TANKUMA HONKE Japanese Map
Tsuruse Japanese Map
Umemura Japanese Map
Kyoto Yakiniku (BBQ) HIRO Sanjokiyamachi Location Yakiniku Map
Tazuru Japanese Map
CHIMOTO Japanese Map
PONTOCHO MISOGUIGAWA French Map
MORITAYA Sukiyaki,Shabushabu,oil-yaki, Teppan-yaki,Steak Map


KAWADOKO in KIFUNE(May 1- September 30)




Restaurant Name Genre Map
Ugenta Sagenta Japanese Map
HIROYA Japanese Map
FUJIYA Japanese Map
NAKAYOSHI Japanese Map
KIRAKU Japanese Map
Beiniya Japanese Map


KAWADOKO in TAKAO(Early April- Late September)



Restaurant Name Genre Map
Momiji-ya Japanese Map
Takao Kanko Hotel Japanese Map
KINSUITEI Japanese Map


SHOZAN KEIRYO YUKA(Late April- September 30)



Restaurant Name Genre Map
SHOZAN RESORT KYOTO  Japanese Map