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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So many choices along the river and a lot with different quality food. Check the reviews online. All seem to have a welcoming vibe, mainly due to it being RUN by tourists!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank sophia f
Reviewed April 7, 2019 via mobile

Have been passed by many times. Finally, we were able to go down from the sidewalk to the walking path right next to the river. There are several cherry blossoms along both side of river. It was relax and very comfortable to walk down here....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank DavidASU
Reviewed March 25, 2019 via mobile

This river is a hub of Higashi-yama and Gion if not all of Kyoto. Those famous platform restaurants are located here. There are strolling paths on both sides of the river will walk you kilometers. Romantic

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank warrenD190
Reviewed January 12, 2019

The Kamagawa River runs in a north-south direction though the heart of Kyoto beneath the Shijo Bridge and with Gion to the east. In fact, if you take a train to Kawaramachi Station and wish to visit Gion and the Yasaka Shrine you will need...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SurfingWild
Reviewed December 21, 2018

Kamogawa River dissects the heart of Kyoto with the Gion on one side and the magnificent temples and shrines in Higashi-yama. Particularly around San-jo Bridge young couples like to sit along the river bank on a nice day.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 17, 2018

I first learn about Kamogawa river from a korean variety show. This is a nice place to stroll around and relax while watching the world goes by. Favourite place for locals to hang out. There are a lot of restaurants and pubs nearby. Very calm...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BillNabilah
Reviewed October 28, 2018

This is a nice and peaceful river where you could take a stroll along the river in the morning or late afternoon. A subway line runs along the river as well.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank aaong86
Reviewed October 9, 2018

kamo river running track is one of my favorite in kyoto. with beautiful scenery along the track, and it is just near the kyoto station and many other keihan line station, everytime you feel tired, you can stop and get the train to back to...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank rlahuddin
Reviewed October 7, 2018

We cycled on the banks of this river, it was very nice and relaxing. We even saw a stork in the middle of the river.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jon_Ju1234
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

This shallow river has wide pathways on both sides of its banks which provide an excellent place for strolling and cycling. Nevertheless, it is best enjoyed by sitting down by the river bank and watching the world go by. I’m amazed at how crystal clear...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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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
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