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Kamogawa River

Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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“busy district” (2 reviews)
“bird life” (2 reviews)
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Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
City Center
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"stepping stones"
in 7 reviews
"busy district"
in 2 reviews
"bird life"
in 2 reviews
"wonderful walking"
in 2 reviews
"clear water"
in 4 reviews
"walk along"
in 2 reviews
"pretty area"
in 2 reviews
"demachiyanagi station"
in 2 reviews
"cherry blossoms"
in 10 reviews
"sanjo dori"
in 2 reviews
"both sides"
in 6 reviews
"bike ride"
in 3 reviews
"evening walk"
in 2 reviews
"from afar"
in 3 reviews
"pontocho alley"
in 2 reviews
"peaceful walk"
in 4 reviews
"sakura trees"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On a summer day, walk up or down stream this gentle river. Feel its lullaby lure you to sleep. Wet your feet in cold water. Sit here and think nothing! Like the rest of Japan this river has continuously flowed from one era to the...More

Thank orderinchaos
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic atmosphere. Particularly on a weekend. All the young people and families out, kids playing, baskers performing, musicians practicing. Worth a leisurely stroll for sure. Maybe a picnic.

Thank wzhkevin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Along the river, I've seen youngsters playing on their instruments, schooolkids comparing their bento's, volunteers cleaning the river, students with their laptop, foreigns students having picnic and than those beautiful birds Heron , sitting for hours on the terraces . This was alway a beloved...More

Thank tikki2015
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Reviewed May 18, 2018

Most beautiful river ever!! Great place to see sakura, and for a nice walk. Music by the banks sometimes, and to the north the banks flatten so children can paddle.

Thank Bea L
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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Sight and sound of Kamogawa River in Kyoto. Taking a walk along the riverside and enjoying the waterfront view of the traditional Japanese houses perching in the river bank.

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Reviewed April 22, 2018

It is a river where there are pubs and restaurants along side of it. Locals walk or sit and relax there. However, if you are a tourists thinking of seeing something special, like beautiful landscape or interesting buildings on the sides. Then you will be...More

Thank CelineBrussels
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

During sakura period, the Kamogawa River would be crowded with visitors. In fact the place was a normal gathering place among the local residents. They would played on the stones, watched the birds or having their meals along the river. They all enjoyed the environment....More

Thank YTCHENG
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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Really nice place to take a stroll along the river and people watch. This place is popular with locals as well and is not as crowded as nearby Gion.

Thank JustLoveToFly
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Reviewed April 8, 2018

This river has been a popular meeting place for centuries and I am sure that will continue for centuries to come. This is a beautiful river that runs down the length of Kyoto. There are paths on either side of the river for people to...More

Thank JonHSydney
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Reviewed April 6, 2018

Kami river is an important place in Kyoto, as it gives beautiful views and is a cooling influence in this hot city in the summer. Near Gion, there is the riverbank site of the origin of Kabuki, and the statue of Izumo no Okuni. Across...More

Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
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City Center
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
...More
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