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Sure it is nicer to stroll when not in the winter season ... very peaceful regardless!

Sure it is nicer to stroll when not in the winter season ... very peaceful regardless! Looks like locals like to stroll and see the river ... some runners as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sure it is nicer to stroll when not in the winter season ... very peaceful regardless! Looks like locals like to stroll and see the river ... some runners as well.

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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking along the river on a sunny day is great. There's 100ds of people outside, resting, sleeping, biking, jogging. And all along the river you'll find so many nice pubs and restaurants. A next time in Kyoto I'll certainly take the time to discover some of them.

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Thank MarcMich
Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travelled with another family - 3 teenage boys in total. We had one of our best days hiring bikes for 5AUD each for the whole day! Complete with basket for all your stuff. We rode through town to the river with no hassles. It was a lovely long ride with lots of freedom for the kids. Very safe. Rode... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

This river is very near to the hotel that I checked in - Kyoto Royal and Spa hotel. So I had my morning walk everyday when I was there. It is really relaxing to watch ducks swimming and birds flying near the river.

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Komotini, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

its a good idea to enjoy a lunch or a dinner there. a lot of people sitting talking ang having a great time on the bed of the river. its quite and romantic especially during the night. dont worry you cant miss it if you are walki towards the geisha district.have fun

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

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.

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Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

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 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

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

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Toronto, Canada
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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 :)

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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.

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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.