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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank rlahuddin
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Jon_Ju1234
Reviewed 3 September 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

Thank HerbertC249
Reviewed 19 June 2018 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

1  Thank orderinchaos
Reviewed 16 June 2018 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
Reviewed 8 June 2018

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
Reviewed 18 May 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
Reviewed 6 May 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.

Thank Hinexplorer
Reviewed 23 April 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
Reviewed 18 April 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

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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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