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Kamogawa River

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It's a river

It's a river, and our bus drove over it. I was so excited to see the river. Nah, not really, but it was worth a look. It's a lot less... developed, I guess, than most rivers in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2015
Midori U
Toronto, Canada

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We originally planned to buy some traditional confectionery and have a picnic by the river. Unfortunately it drizzled the entire morning we were there so we had to scrap our plans. The water level of the river was quite low but it did not affect of how gorgeous the river bank looked at night.

Thank kaydablew
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our hostel is only 10 minutes walking from Kamo river. It is the perfect place if you want to enjoy the feel of Kyoto. Idyllic atmosphere and the pristine river is all that you need as an escapism. Especially if you visit during autumn like I did. Plus, presence of herons, fish, ducks and birds along the river is some... More 

2 Thank Rima P
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we visited it had not rained for some weeks properly so the water level was quite low nice river but really nothing special nice to wander down the paths on the river banks which are meant to be free from cyclist just to get away from the traffic of the city

4 Thank swift314
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

It's a river, and our bus drove over it. I was so excited to see the river. Nah, not really, but it was worth a look. It's a lot less... developed, I guess, than most rivers in America. Just a crazy river :)

Thank Midori U
Emeryville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Take time in the morning or after diner to take a stroll along the paths lining the Kamogawa River. Often there are bands playing beneath the bridge at Sanjo Dori. Couples watch the sunset and runners take advantage of the traffic free environment. Don't miss.

Thank Gary W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Peaceful, beautiful scenery. This is a definite MUST to visit when one arrived in KYOTO. The most unforgettable view was we found huge wild fish swimming 'happily' in the river. Dinner along this river during summer time is marvelous. You can choose from authentic Japanese food or even French food to be served along this beautiful river.

Thank Macpheejil
Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Great place to just unwind, reflect and listen to the bubbling water. Came here after a long day of visiting temples and shrines.

Thank Villagemayor
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.

Thank yan0143
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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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.