Though there are over 100 Noryo-yuka set up in Kyoto by restaurants and bars of all sort - from traditional Kyoto cuisine to western food to places to drink - they tend to get very popular among locals and tourists so we decided to make a reservation in advance at a restaurant near to where we were staying.
The restaurant was crowded with people dining on the Noryo-yuka and we could also take a peek at the restaurant behind us where people were doing the same (with a pair of geisha entertaining a big group), so it's a lively atmosphere seeing people cheering and drinking and eating. As I mentioned, with the mild breeze, it's actually very comfortable sitting outside. We had a good time which of course is always the most important part.
When? June 20 2015
Where? Pontocho Shiki Yoshina, Pontocho-ri, Kagyoku, Kyoto, Japan
先斗町 四季 よし菜 - 京都府京都市中京区先斗町通三条下ル2若松町141-1
Menu Highlights? Hamo consomme, Grilled Ayu and Wagyu Sirloin Steak
Drinks? Soku Junmai Daiginjo Aiyama Fujioka Shuzo 「蒼空」純米大吟醸愛山 - 京都藤岡酒造