“Kamogawa Noryo-yuka” (the cool floor of Kamo River) famous as the summer scenes of Kyoto Gion. “Kawa-yuka” (floor on the river) is made on Misogi River which flows just beside Kamo River, and it is a big event that you can enjoy eating while watching Kamo River. It is set every year between May and September, about 100 restaurants in the section from the Gojo Street to the Nijo Street, and is crowded with many people.
The history of “Kamogawa Noryo-yuka” began in the Edo period. Early in the Edo period, the riverside of Kamo River was a entertainment district where you can enjoy Kabuki dance and so many people were visiting. Over time, eating and drinking stores targeting people who came to visit increased, and a simple eating and drinking space was created in shallow waters of the river. This is the beginning of Kawayuka.
The popular spot of Kawayuka of Kamo River is between Nijo and Gojo. In addition, this interval is divided into 4 areas. From Nijo to Sanjo is “Kamikiyamachi” area, from Sanjo to Sijo is “Pontocho” area, from Sijo to Donguri Bridge is “Saiseki” area, and from Donguri Bridge to Gojo is “Shimokiyamachi” area. Many stores open “Yuka” during the day in May and September, but since June, July, August there are concerns about food poisoning due to heat, it is open only in the evening.
Every area has a well-established high-class restaurant. There is a restaurant that covers about 15,000 yen in evening course cuisine, but even in such restaurants, plans for about 3,000 yen to 5,000 yen are prepared in the daytime. In addition, in every area, there are many stores that prepared reasonably priced plans of 2,000 yen to 3,000 yen during the day and 5,000 yen to 8,000 yen at night. You can choose not only Kyo kaiseki (Kyoto’s traditional local cuisine), but also Tofu and Yuba dishes, fish dishes, Italian, Chinese cuisine according to your preference.
However, every shop is very popular, so please be careful as you may not be able to use it unless you make a reservation. If you want to enjoy the “Yuka” more easily without spending money, Starbucks at Sanjyo Ohashi Bridge is recommended.
A cool summer feast that can only be enjoyed from May to September. Please enjoy the seasonal limited atmosphere of Kyoto which continues from ancient times.
|Name:||Kamogawa Noryo-yuka (Riverside Summer Terrace Dining)|
|Address:||Higashiikesucho Kyoto Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0922 Japan|
|Access:||Hankyu Railway Kyoto-sen Line “Kawaramachi-eki Station”
Or Kyoto Municipal Subway Tozai-sen Line “Sanjo-eki Station”
|Tel:||(+81) 75-351-7871 (Kyoto Kamogawa Nouryouyuka Cooperative Association)|
|Price/Charge:||Many restaurants are located along the river.
Please refer the official web page.