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Kamogawa River

#39 of 1,074 things to do in Kyoto
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Pretty walk out of the hubbub

A walk along this spacious riverbank give light relief from the busy Kyoto streets and is great for people watching. Glorious in cherry blossom season.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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a pretty place to walk in all seasons.. also not as crowded as other places.. a great place for photo opportunities.

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Vigo, Spain
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Kamo river is one of the main places of Kyoto that you must visit if you go there. It's the heart of Kyoto a place to see a place to walk, a place to relax. And a place for the people of Kyoto to have a nice time.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Alongside the Kamogawa River is a wonderful place for a picnic or a stroll especially during the spring months when the cherry blossoms are in peak.You can begin your ride/walk at Demachiyanagi Station or at Shichijo Station and go either way along the path north or south. We rode bikes along the river and it was so peaceful and relaxing.... More 

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Kent england
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A walk along this spacious riverbank give light relief from the busy Kyoto streets and is great for people watching. Glorious in cherry blossom season.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a beautiful and serene river offering wide paths to walk along it, lined with cherry blossoms, and offering a picturesque scene. The slopped banks and wide sakura lined paths really do have an anime feel to them. The river itself is generally quite shallow, often you will see a local or two standing in the middle of... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked along the river on our way to a couple of sight seeing spots. This is obviously a place that locals love as there were many walking, biking and relaxing along the edge. It is very clean and we saw tons of fish swimming around. It's paved nicely and clearly enjoyed and used often. We even saw a couple... More 

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Locarno, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice place, and when you are there you basically forget that the city is surrounding you! there is nice promenade all along the river. In the northern part, at the confluence with the Takano river, there is some grass where you can lay down and relax. It is a well loved place for hanami (cherry blossom "viewing"):... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A relaxing, peaceful walk in the city, especially at dusk when there is a lot of wildlife to see and hear. Pretty Sakura on the banks in places.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very beautiful area, old machiya restaurants line the side, easily accessible. Great spot for pictures. Very nice place for strolling and quiet contemplation!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Far from being a spectacular river (as it lacks the volume of one), this is a lovely river with picturesque banks along the Pontocho‬ area. An abundance of eateries in the area. Recommended for an evening stroll.

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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 local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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