The Okami at Ohanabo kindly gave us a lift to the closest Keihan subway station, where we had to take a subway to Demachiyanagi, then changed to the electric railway to Kibuneguchi.
We walked from Kibune-guchi station to Kibune (around 30 minutes of very nice walk, unlike the Tsumago-Magome hike we did two days ago) to work up our appetite.
How-E-Ver! Because of the rain yesterday, the river was overflowing, so there was no way to set up the dining platform on the river. Boo :(
As Kibune is generally well-known for fine dining kaiseki experience, all the places serve expensive - but I have no doubt they would be incredible - food; we opted for one of the few places serving more economical food - a place called Denbe (でんべ)
We tried Kamameshi Tempura Set (JPY 2926) and Hot Soba Noodle Soup Herring Set (JPY 1944). Nothing really special, but the kamameshi was quite interesting, and I loved the burnt crunchy rice rusks formed at the bottom of the pan.
The rest of Kibune...
Although we dropped by Arashiyama area after our Kibune trip, we didn't take any pictures. We did go to the Kyoto Arashiyama Orgel Museum (admission costed JPY 1000 per person), but photography wasn't allowed :(
So we headed back to Ohanabo for our dinner.
And what a dinner it was. A presentation of taste, artfully decorated food, and colors.
And wagyu beef. Look at those marblings!
We have not been disappointed.