We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kamogawa River

Certificate of Excellence
City Center
Improve this listing
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Book ahead on Viator
Private Tour
More Info
and up
Private Tour: 4-Day Best of Tokyo and Kyoto...
Top Rated
More Info
and up
Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 134 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 42
  • 72
    Very good
  • 19
  • 0
  • 1
Perfect in the spring and fall

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 6, 2015
Otsu, Japan

Similar Things to Do in Kyoto

Add Photo Write a Review

134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
Otsu, Japan
Level Contributor
45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
158 reviews
121 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pyeongtaek, South Korea
Level Contributor
191 reviews
142 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
274 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Level Contributor
70 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jakarta, Indonesia
Level Contributor
44 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orlando, Florida
Level Contributor
1,051 reviews
538 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 794 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Speers Point, Australia
Level Contributor
512 reviews
261 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 309 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
126 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a place where the locals would hang out. Some people were sitting by the river having picnic or were just indulging in some nice conversations. It is a pretty cool place to walk along where you can get a real sense of calmness watching the river flows and enjoying the beautiful surrounding. We happened to see some ducks... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Kamogawa River also viewed

Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

Been to Kamogawa River? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Kamogawa River

Address: Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > City Center

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Kamogawa River staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in City Center

Neighborhood Profile
City Center
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.