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Kamogawa River

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Great place to hang out

Hang out like the locals do! Grab some snacks and drinks and head down to the riverside. Water is clean and cool down the summer heat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Singapore, Singapore

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Hang out like the locals do! Grab some snacks and drinks and head down to the riverside. Water is clean and cool down the summer heat.

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Otsu, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Grab your favourite drink at the nearby convenience store at the Sanjo bridge, walk up and down to the river, or just sit and watch people and make new friends. Perfect in the cooler seasons, but please dispose of your trash properly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Nice river running through the city. Lovely view of the city around the river. There wasn't a massive amount of people around which was nice. Very clean as well. Water level was low at the time I was there. (May 2015)

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Pyeongtaek, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We visited the Kamogawa River twice the past couple days and were very much impressed by both the cleanliness of the river and how well the city of Kyoto has set it up for easy access. Our first experience was a nice walk along the river on our first day in Kyoto. We returned the following day after dark and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Although there were so many people at the river bank and it was busting with activities, I felt so peaceful and relax. Walking along the banks enjoying the sakura and mountain view, crossing the river on stone path, looking at kids running and rolling on the grass, the poodle popping out from a pram, etc. were wonderful experiences.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

It is nice to see a river in this bustling city. The Kamogawa river is a lovely place where tourists and locals alike congregate and enjoy the river and the scenery. A great place to walk or jog. The Kamogawa river is the fourth longest river in Kyoto, about 33 km long.

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Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I liked to walk early in the morning on the river. Very healthy in Spring season. I met many people to run or jog there. Good experience.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

i was night roaming about the lower part of Kamogawa River and saw this fire-dance street performer with low-watt speakers for music. It was quite interesting crowd and obviously the performer know that his act attracted some tourists (he speaks english to his audience, btw). Walking along the narrow bands of land in kamo river, one could see the river-side... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We decided to go for a walk on Pontocho alley and saw that there was a bunch of people gathered along the river around sunset. Kinda like what people do at La Seine in Paris, socialize with friends while having a few beverages. Well, we decided to partake in that, got ourselves a few local beers and chilled on the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A neat little break in the centre of the Gion Precinct provides some riverside space to catch your breath, relax and soak up some sun. Great little sections of Gion either side of the river with Shimbashi on the east bank and Pontocho on the west. Nice parkland dots the river bank in between some period architecture and it makes... More 

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No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.