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Kamogawa River

Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
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Ranked #63 of 368 attractions in Kyoto
Type: Bodies of Water
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Speers Point, Australia
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333 reviews 333 reviews
162 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

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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54 attraction reviews
140 helpful votes 140 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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50 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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242 reviews 242 reviews
155 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
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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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