Kansai, specially Kyoto is very very humid during summer. So they decided to create a place to eat where you could be one with nature and still feel refresh.. on top of the river 🙂
They literally created a platform on top of the river, connecting both river banks and customer can just relax a nice meal while communing with nature.
From Kifune Station, you can take the bus or just take a leisurely walk following the river up to the temple. Restaurant are pricey but the one nearer to the temple are a bit reasonable , starting from 2500yen up.