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Nakagyo-ku - Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed June 9, 2018

This is the bridge leading from modern Kyoto district into Gion over the Kamo river. Vehicular traffic and pedestrian traffic are both very dense but very orderly, as are in all the Japanese town I have been to. The pavement is spotless clean. It was...More

Thank Bach V
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Nice wide bridge on top of the river where folks can walk along and admire the river as well as take in nice views of the buildings on the side of the river. Popular with locals as well.

Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed April 8, 2018

The bridge overlooks the river. It connects between the Gion area and the Shijo area. On both banks of the river, there are small restaurants and it is pretty at night.

Thank good-living-montreal
Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

Some views of the river as I crossed backwards and forwards across Shijo Bridge at Gion. Statue at Gion side next to subway entrance.

Thank Lambretta101
Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

We passed-by this bridge after Dinner at Pontocho Alley area. There are plenty of shops nearby and you will pass this bridge to get to the nearby train station. Night time view is probably better due to the street and shop lights. There is also...More

Thank Wiwan
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

Crossing this bridge will allow you to look at the surrounding buildings and pretty scenery. But do only if you are passing by.

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Reviewed April 3, 2017

This is an ordinary bridge, but the view of the river and its banks is absolutely lovely, especially after dark.

Thank TheShis
Reviewed January 6, 2017

I was walking around Gion and cross the bridge heading back to where I stayed in Kyoto. The river bank scenery was pretty.

Thank Quack H
Reviewed November 15, 2016

My husband and I spent a lot of time enjoying the sounds of water from the Kamagawa River from the Shijo Bridge. There are seats to sit on so you can enjoy the view. Some people were fishing in the river, which was interesting to...More

Thank aninstantonthelips
Reviewed July 17, 2016

Shijo bridge spands the Kamo River as part of Shijo-dori (Fourth Avenue) in Kyoto. It connects Shijo-Kawaramachi, the center of modern Kyoto, and Gion, the historic Geisha district. You can go to the bridge from Kawaramachi station of Hankyu Railway Kyoto Line in the west-side...More

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Though small by comparison, Pontocho is one of Kyoto's
most spirited and memorable neighborhoods. A narrow
street straddling the Kamogawa River, it is Kyoto's
busiest nightlife spot. When darkness falls,
Pontocho's many signs and lanterns bolt to life,
making the area glow with invitations to passers-by to
come inside and pull up a chair. Its restaurants and
bars sprawl onto the riverbank, providing a friendly
...More
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