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Kamogawa River

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Visit the turtle stepping stones

we spent 3 nights staying near this river, close to Demachiyanagi train station. At this end you have a bridge but below the bridge but also crossing it are large manmade stones... read more

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

we spent 3 nights staying near this river, close to Demachiyanagi train station. At this end you have a bridge but below the bridge but also crossing it are large manmade stones and stone turtles (concrete, but they look ornate) This was a lovely area to "play in"with my kids after a full days walking and as the river bed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family (2 adults and 2 children aged under 10) were fortunate enough to be able to take a stroll along the Kamogawa River on a beautiful sunny April day. The river was flat so it was not to taxing for our kids. At one point there were stepping stones so you could cross the river. We had fun for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kamogawa is a nice river, quite shallow and with small rapids here and there. Kyoto has a complex waterway system: there is one small channel running right next to the river. River area is nice, open space away from the busy streets. Both riverbanks have walkways good for jogging or simply walking or cycling from one place to another. No... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Only walking around, if you not interesting in pubs and sit around the area. You can skip this spot, go to other interesting temple or Japanese style street instead.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favourite river and one of the best places in Japan. You may just stroll on he banks, run, ride a bicycle or simply sit and drink some Japanese beer and enjoy views of Kyoto.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although it's not something very magnificent, but it's so much fun and relaxing touring along this river. You may enjoy the countryside daily living scenery. Many temples also in the promxity. Recommend plan your route beforehand..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is nice to stroll down the river with your loved one. The river is very clean and the atmosphere is refreshing. Nice to observe the local life and nice for a picnic. Almost everyone can enjoy a good time here. The river is in the centre of Kyoto city, very easy to come.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Was wandering around Kyoto town while waiting for my hostel check in time and found myself at this refreshing quiet pathway of Kamo River. It was winter, and it was a perfect spot to just stroll or sit by the river while enjoying 100 Yen coffee from vending machine. You will be captivated by the slow stream of clear water,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Kamo river is Kyoto life. Unbelievable clean and very clear water. Went there for walking and cycling was the best activities in Kyoto. You will see a lot of Japanese people doing their activities around here. This make me want to come back here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Came here for a stroll and was really pleasant. Particularly enjoyed the tiny houses that overlook the river and their terraces.

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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.