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All reviews stepping stones busy district great scene walk along nice place to stroll pretty area both sides cherry blossoms sanjo dori demachiyanagi station from afar bike ride leisurely stroll pontocho alley beautiful scenery sakura trees golden week
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 29 October 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 10 October 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 7 October 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 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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  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

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Sketcherazzi
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
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.

Date of experience: June 2017
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Hinexplorer
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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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