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Kifune, a popular Summer resort in Kyoto! Enjoy cool breeze in "Hirobun", where Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles) and Kawadoko ryori are local specialty!

Quote: Official site of Hirobun/http://hirobun.co.jp/

Kyoto in mid-Summer is famous for its hotness.
There is a cool spot with full negative ions around in hot Kyoto.

It isKifune area, where spiritual place "Kifune Jinja"is located. In Kifune area, there is a river called Kifunegawa surrounded by mountain green, and it is famous as a Summer resort in Kyoto for its cool air.

The local specialty in Kifune is "Kawadoko".
A temporary wooden floor is constructed over Kifune river, and people can enjoy the cool air with the water stream and negative ions of green.

The hottest cuisine hotel well known for Kawadoko is "Hirobun" in Kifune.

There are several restaurants and hotels along kifune river that provide Kawadoko ryoricuisine.
But "Hirobun" is popular for a unique menu, "Nagashi Somen" which is special food in Summer.

Many people visit "Hirobun" everyday for "Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles)", and sometimes waiting for 2 or 3 hours is required. I will talk about "Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles)" later.

There are also remarkable dishes in Hirobun, "Kawadoko ryori" (traditional Japanese course meal eating on the summertime dinning by the river) and a Hot pot meal in the middle of Summer.

Yes, Hot pot meal. You can eat it in the Summer because it is cool there.
In addition, harmony of Kawadoko ryori with seasonal fish "Hamo (pike conger eel" or "Ayu(sweetfish) and Sake is awesome.

Extremely hot days continue in this Summer.
Why don't you come to Kifune and enjoy cool breeze?
This edition features "Hirobun" where adults can enjoy cool breeze.


Table of contents for this article



1, Basic and useful information of Hirobun
2, Enjoy adults cool breeze! What is the charm of Kawadoko "Hirobun" in Kifune?
3, Special menu of Hirobun, "Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles)" and "Kawadoko ryori"!
4, Reviews of restaurant/hotel "Hirobun" in Kifune, Kyoto
5, About waiting time and reservation of Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles) in Hirobun
6, Comments from EnjoyJapan! Editorial dept.
7, Access to Kifune "Hirobun"
8, Recommended information around Hirobun


1, Basic and useful information of Hirobun




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Basic information



Name: Kyoto Kifune Restaurant/Hotel "Hirobun"
Name in English: HIROBUN
Prefecture: Kyoto
Area: Kyoto city area (around Kifune and Kurama)
Postal code: 601-1112
Address: 87 Kibune-cho, Kurama, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto city
Tel: 075-741-2147
Closed: New year holidays ※December 30th, 31st, January 1st/The othere irregular closed days.
Hours:

11:00 〜 21:00

※Entrance until 19:00.

●Nagashi Somen

11:00 〜 16:00

Official site: http://hirobun.co.jp/index.html
Tabelog site:http://tabelog.com/kyoto/A2601/A260502/26001599/

Useful information



Average minimum cost:

・Nagashi Somen 1300 yen/ person
・Lunch, Dinner 8000 yen or more/ person

less than 10 minutes walk from the nearest station: No
Free Wi-Fi: Unknown
Credit card: Accepted ※VISA、JCB
Number of seats: rooms in the hotel/Kawadoko ※From May 1st to late September
Occasion: Lunch/Dinner
Purpose: Friends/Alone/Date/Family
Foreign language speaking staff: Unknown
Smoking: Smoking ok
Parking: yes 20 cars ※Parking is not available for the visitors only for Nagashi Somen.
The other useful information:

・Reservation is not possible for Nagashi Somen. It is recommended that visitors come to "Hirobun" in the morning, register and then go sightseeing in Kifune.
・Please note that visitors only for "Nagashi Somen" can not use parking in Hirobun.


2, Enjoy adults cool breeze! What is the charm of Kawadoko "Hirobun" in Kifune?



Now, let's take a look at the charms of Kawadoko of "Hirobun" in Kyoto, which is popular as a Summer resort.

Let's feel negative ions at "Kawadoko", local specialty of Kifune!




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"Enjoy Nagashi Somen (flowing cold noodles) and Kawadoko ryori over Kifune river."

Enjoy the coolness is an entertainment for adults in Summer!
It is amazingly cool even in the middle of Summer.

And the nature with full of negative ions heals our hearts.

You may be released from your daily stress if you stay here listening to the sound of the river and enjoy Kaiseki ryori of Kyoto.


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This is Kawadoko of Hirobun.
Under the Kawadoko, Kifune river is flowing, and cool air comes from the floor.


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You can put your feet into the water.
The water of the river is cool and clean, which makes you comfortable.

Enjoy cool bleeze with "Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles)", special menu of "Hirobun"!



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"Nagash Somen (Flowing cold noodles)" is the popular menu in "Hirobun".
As the reservation is not possible, you are supposed to wait for long, that makes Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles) so joyful when you finally can taste it.

You can enjoy unique Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles) over the river as much as you want.
This is worth while waiting for long.

Enjoy another specialty of Hirobun, "Kawadoko ryori" which serves Kyokaiseki and Hot pot meal!



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The popular menu of Hirobun is not only "Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles)".
"Kaiseki ryori" is also the specialty and you can enjoy each small dish served one by one.
Hamo (pike conger eel) and grilled sweetfish are special menu in Summer. Please enjoy them.

In addition, you can order "Hot pot meal", which is usually served in cold season in Japan, in Summer.

・"Beef shabu shabu, Sukiyaki", "Unagi eel pot", "Local chicken sukiyaki, Mizutaki"


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Don't forget one of the best way to enjoy the coolness in Kawadoko of Kifune - drink Sake in the full of negative ions.

As we have seen, in "Hirobun", the most popular Kawadoko place in Kyoto, there are various charms such as Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles), Kaiseki ryori in Kawadoko and Hot pot meal. Adults can enjoy cool experience apart from hot town in Summer.

Also in the other seasons such as Spring, Autumn and Winter, there are seasonal menus without Kawadoko. Please check the service of Hirobun, if you are interested in visiting there.

Accommodation plan of cuisine hotel "Hirobun"



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If you come far to "Kifune" in a Summer resort of Kyoto and would like to stay one night, Hirobun has accommodation service.

●Stay plan in Hirobun

・Number of rooms: 8 rooms
・Reservation accept from two people for one room
・Fee

※The price may vary depending on the season.

10/1 ~ 4/30 ※Except for 1/1~1/3: working day&holiday and the day before holiday

19000 yen /person

5/1 ~ 6/30: working day

19000 yen /person

5/1 ~ 6/30: holiday and the day before holiday

21000 yen /person

1/1~1/3, 7/1~9/30: working day&holiday and the day before holifay

21000 yen /person

It is good idea to stay in, after enjoying Kawadoko ryori.
There are famou sightseeing spots, such as"Kifune Jinja","Kurama temple"and "Kurama hot spring"nearby. Please check them out.


3, Special menu of Hirobun, "Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles)" and "Kawadoko ryori"!



Let's focus on the special menu of Hirobun "Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles)" and "Kawadoko ryori".

"Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles)" of Hirobun




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The popular enjoyment of Hirobun is Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles).

Kifune is a Summer resort which is cool even in Summer, unlike hot town areas. A very popular menu of Hirobun in Kifune is Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles), and it is so popular that it is crowded every day during the season.


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Noodles running through the pipe made with bamboo specially for Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles).
We can feel cool even if we only see it.


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The "Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles)" looks very slow when you see the photo, but actually they run so fast and it is hard to catch them.

You might be busy when you try to catch Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles).

But it is fun to catch the fast running Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles), so please concentrate on catching them.

●How to enjoy Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles) of Hirobun

1, Make a reservation for Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles).

※When you have to wait, the staffs will guide you according to your waitting number. Please wait around the counter in that case.

【Recommended way to spend waiting time】

※If you have to wait for long, it is recommended to do sightseeing in Kifune Jinja.

2, When it comes to your turn, follow the instruction of the staff and go to the place of Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles).

3, When you arrive at the place and take your seat, the staff will explain about Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles).

4, Now, it's time for Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles)!

5, Catch the noodles and put them to the special soup and taste them.

6, Finally red noodles flow which means the flowing noodles end.

7, The end of "Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles)".

●Information of specialty of Hirobun "Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles)"

・Period: From May 1st to late September. ※It is carried out in the same period every year.
・Fee:1300 yen/person
・Hours: 11:00〜16:00
・Reservation: Reservation is not possible for Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles).

【Notes】

・It may be cancelled depending on the weather condition.

How was it?
A specialty of Hirobun, which is famous for Kawadoko in Kifune, "Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles)".

Please add it to your options for your Summer cool breeze plans.

Kawadoko ryori of Hirobun "Kaiseki ryori in Kyoto style"




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Hirobun is popular not only for "Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles)".

Lunch and Dinner of Kawadoko ryori is popular, too.
Adults may come for Kawadoko ryori.

"Kaiseki ryori in Kyoto style" at Kawadoko.
The most luxury entertainment in Summer!

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Kawadoko ryori in Kifune Hirobun

Grilled sweetfish of Kawadoko ryori in Kifune Hirobun

Pike conger eel of Kawadoko ryori in Kifune Hirobun

Somen of Kawadoko ryori in Kifune Hirobun

With Summer seasonal ingredients like pike conger and sweetfish, please enjoy "Kaiseki ryori" which consists of Sakizuke(cool appetizer), Hassun(grilled or cooked appetizer), Tsukuri (raw seafood), Suimono(soup), Takiawase (simmered vegetable and meat), Yakimono (grilled dish), Aburamono (deep fried), Hiyabachi (cool small bowl), rice, pickles and dessert, in slow and full of negative ions air.

●Information of Kawadoko ryori "Kaiseki ryori in Kyoto style"


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・Limited course in Summer period: from May 1st to Late September

・8600 yen course

Course details:
Appetizer, Hassun (cooked appetizer), Tsukuri (raw seafood), Suimono (soup), Takiawase (simmered vegetable and meat), Yakimono (grilled dish), Aburamono (deep fry), Hiyabachi (chilled small bowl), rice, pickles, dessert

・10800 yen course

Course details:
Appetizer, Hassun (cooked appetizer), Tsukuri (raw seafood), Suimono (soup), Takiawase (simmered vegetable and meat), Yakimono (grilled dish), Aburamono (deep fry), Sumonomo (vinegared vegetable or seafood), Hiyabachi (chilled small bowl), rice, pickles, dessert

・13000 yen course

Course details:
Appetizer, Hassun (cooked appetizer), Tsukuri (raw seafood), Suimono (soup), Takiawase (simmered vegetable and meat), Yakimono (grilled dish), Aburamono (deep fry), Kawaribachi (arranged small bowl), Sumonomono (vinegared vegetable or seafood), Hiyabachi (chilled small bowl), rice, pickles, dessert

・Recommended course/16000 yen course

・Hamo (pike conger eel) course/14000 yen course

Course details:
Sakizuke (appetizer), Hassun (cooked appetizer), Tsukuri (raw fish), grilled sweetfish, Pike conger eel shabu shabu, rice soup, seasonal fruits, pickles

【Note】

・In case of bad weather, meal at Kawadoko is cancelled and instead it is served in the room of Hirobun.

●Hot pot meal in Hirobun


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Besides to "Kaiseki ryori", Hot pot meal at kawadoko in Summer is another option in Hirobun.

"Hot pot in hot summer?"

Don't worry, no problem.
It is cool enough to enjoy Hot pot meal.
It may be too cool in May or September?

Recommended menu is "Sukiyaki", but there are various menu of Hot pot meal.

●Menu of Hot pot meal in Hirobun

・Sukiyaki/8000 yen
・Beef shabu shabu/8000 yen
・Chicken sukiyaki/8000 yen
・Chicken mizutaki/8000 yen

【Note】

・In case of bad weather, meal at Kawadoko is cancelled and instead it is served in the room of Hirobun.

If you come to Hirobun for dinner, Hot pot meal is recommended.

●For your information
For Kawadoko ryori and Hot pot meals in the restaurant/hotel "Hirobun", please see also here.


As we have seen in the restaurant/hotel Hirobun of Kifune, you can enjoy Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles), "Kaiseki ryori in Kyoto style" on Kawadoko and Hot pot meals. Please choose one that you like.


4, Reviews of restaurant/hotel "Hirobun" in Kifune, Kyoto



"Hirobun" is very popular in Kifune, Kyoto.

"Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles)" is so popular every year that visitors should expect a long waiting time. Delicious Kawadoko ryori is also a charm of "Hirobun". Let's see how the previous visitors say about it.









As it is said, Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles) is very popular and sometimes you have to wait for 2 or 3 hours. But if you visit Kifune jinja or cafe or shop around for waiting time, the time passes fast.

Those who experienced Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles) seem very happy!
Many comments say "long waiting time, but it was worth".



5, About waiting time and reservation of Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles) in Hirobun



If you are thinking of going to "Hirobun", here is the information of waiting time for Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles) and reservation for Hirobun.

Crowd for Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles) and waiting time



It is always crowded in July and August, and you need to wait. It does not matter if it is weekend or not. Sometimes it becomes 2 or 3 hours waiting.

●Good to know: less crowded hours for Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles)

Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles) in Hirobun starts at 11:00, and if you come earlier and stand on line, it would more smooth to go through to Nagashi Somen.
On the other hand, it is the most crowded in lunch time until afternoon.

How to reserve Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles)



In Hirobun reservation is not possible only for Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles).
You need to go to the restaurant and make registration.

How to reserve Kawadoko ryori



For lunch and dinner of Kawadoko ryori in Hirobun, reservation is possible.

・Kawadoko ryori "Kaiseki ryori in Kyoto style"
・Hot pot meal

As Kawadoko ryori is very popular, please try to make reservation beforehand.

For current reservation status for Kawadoko ryori, please see here.

●For reservation and any question, please call

075-741-2147


6, Comments from EnjoyJapan! Editorial dept.



Kawadoko in Kifune Hirobun

Climate in Kifune area, which we featured this time, is completely different from that of Kyoto city. Like Kurama area, which is next to Kifune, it is very cool and comfortable place in the middle of Summer.

Speaking of Kifune, there is a famous spiritual place "Kifune Jinja" and many tourists visit for sightseeing, and there is Kurama nearby,where there is another famous spiritual place "Kurama temple" andpopular one day visit hot spring "Kurama onsen" are located, so many people visit both areas.

The Summer in this year is really hot.

Please come to Hirobun and enjoy Nagashi Somen (Flowing cold noodles) or Kawadoko ryori to heal your daily fatigue and tiredness.

Please remember that Kawadoko in Kifune is available for limited period from May 1st to late September.


7, Access to Kifune "Hirobun"





Postal code: 601-1112
Address: 87 Kibune-cho, Kurama, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto city
Tel: 075-741-2147
Transportation

(Trains):

・Take Keihan line and change trains at "Demachiyanagi"station to Eizan train. Get off at "Kifune guchi" and walk for 20-30 minutes.

(Car):

・From Kyoto city center, it takes approx. 30 minutes by car.

Check Kawadoko in "Hirobun" by Google Street View





Please see splendid Kawadoko over Kifune river flow by Google Street View.


8, Recommended information around Hirobun



【Article related to sightseeing】

Focus on the hightlights of "Kurama dera", a popular spiritual place in Kyoto!

A must go spiritual place in Kyoto! Let's stroll around "Kifune Jinja", which is famous for water and matchmaking.

Don't miss the popular one day visit hot spring "Kurama onsen" in Kurama and Kifune area!

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