Always discovering something new in Kyoto, first time having nagashi somen atop the Kibune River @ Hirobun pic.twitter.com/EUgvIg9iVa— Dan Castellano (@ninja_padrino) May 22, 2018
Hirobun. From Yelp:
When we were seated, a lot of my questions and concerns got answered. Our party sat at the 4 seats farthest down the line, but each group has their own bamboo shoot to grab noodles from, so you don't have to worry about people in front of you grabbing your food. The experience was extremely fun and surprisingly filling. The bunches of noodles come quick and often. More than enough to go around, but be prepared, because if you aren't looking or get distracted, you may miss some of your noodles that will float right past you and into the river.
The noodle bar overlooks the waterfall, with every seat facing it. You do sit on the ground, which is slightly uncomfortable. Every seat has a great view with lots to look at. It is breathtaking. The last round is pink noodles, so that's when you know the meal is over. The noodles themselves taste great. The quantity was more than enough to fill. We were all full and satisfied after the meal.
This is a must-try restaurant when visiting Kyoto. The restaurant is ~45 minutes to an hour away in Kibune, but well worth the trek.