What comes to mind when you hear about summer traditions in Kyoto?
Besides the Gion festival, Gozan no Okuribi, Tanabata, and many others, the first thing I think of is the noryo yuka (raised platform on the river bank for enjoying the summer cool) of Kamo River.
The refreshing sounds of the river make a meal or a drink feel exceptional.
These wooden terraces open on the first of May.
Recently, cafes and bars along the river offer terraces for their customers to enjoy the cool summer breeze.
Why not feel the summer breeze too and get a taste of the Noryo yuka culture?