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Kamogawa River

Address: Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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Ranked #79 of 431 Attractions in Kyoto
Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Type: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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302 attraction reviews
320 helpful votes 320 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 

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Speers Point, Australia
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468 reviews 468 reviews
249 attraction reviews
252 helpful votes 252 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 

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Singapore, Singapore
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110 reviews 110 reviews
55 attraction reviews
190 helpful votes 190 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 

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Los Angeles, California
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67 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
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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347 reviews 347 reviews
235 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
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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Canberra, Australia
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144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We strolled along the river for a few minutes enjoying the spring sunshine and taking photos among the cherry blossom. Enjoyed looking at the traditional Japanese homes on the other side of the river.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

In winter, the water level is lower since it's the dry season. You can hop on the tortoise shape stones to cross the river nearby the "Y" section of the river. Along the river-side, there are paves which is lower than street level, so the busy traffic on street is not noticeable. Sunset is around 4:30 PM in winter, so... More 

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Kyoto, Japan
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

I often walk Kamogawa. Its a hive of activity. I getting some food and having a small picnic while watching the ducklings dunking and diving! If you want to make a delicious picnic head to daimaru (bottom floor) and buy some food. AMAZING stuff there - but not cheap!

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