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Address: Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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Clean, "User Friendly" River

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Pyeongtaek, South Korea
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Pyeongtaek, South Korea
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181 reviews 181 reviews
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97 helpful votes 97 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 

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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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singapore
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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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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 

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Orlando, Florida
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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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Speers Point, Australia
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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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Singapore, Singapore
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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 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Whether it's the Seine, Tiber, or Huangpu, I make it a point to walk along a city's river whenever possible. I think it's a great way to get to know a city. The Kamogawa was no exception. Visited on a cloudy sprinkly day in late April. Despite the light rain, students were practicing soccer, locals were strolling by taking pictures... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This river has many crossings, and under these bridge people congregate to watch the water flow and eat their take away food. Buskers play tunes and families, young and old mingle in the atmosphere. Small note of caution watch out for the large birds of prey, as I saw one swoop and take food from a picnicker with the greatest... More 

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