Takasegawa

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Neighbourhood: Pontocho
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 atmosphere and delicious food. Verandas are always filled with people young and old crowding tables, biting into hot yakitori or sipping cold beers. It is a culinary heart of Kyoto as much as one of its most laid-back, clamorous, and entertaining evening hotspots. Pontocho has more of an amiable vibrancy to it than an elegant one, attracting newcomers, local veterans, and everyone in between, in casual attire like sneakers and jeans.
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emma
World453 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Couples
A narrow river along the street, it definitely adds to the beauty of the streets. Calm and relaxed. Walk along the rivers of kyoto.
Written 28 August 2019
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kayoko t
Kyoto, Japan57 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
It is behind the 4th and 3rd street of the city center. Takase River used to use as transport rice and sake by ship. Now the river is not used as the transport way any more but one can feel quiet small river.One can also enjoy many cherry blossoms hanging over the river in Spring time.. If you staying in the city please visit early morning walk. From Takase River to the Kamo, a larger River which is 5 minutes walking distance. Especially If you are early bird it is worth walking along the both river before the all shops open after 10.00.am.
Written 17 February 2019
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Shin-ichi.I
Osaka, Japan150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
It is a small stream where the heart rests quietly through the downtown. Please walk along this river for a while.
这是一条小溪,心脏静静地穿过市中心。 请沿着这条河走一段时间。
繁華街をひっそりと貫く、心が休まる小川です。この川に沿ってしばらく歩いて下さい。
Written 28 November 2018
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore12,841 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Solo
Really lovely spot for photos with the cherry blossoms in full bloom. You can visit either during the day or at night when this place is lighted.
Written 15 April 2018
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filipin0traveller
Luzon, Philippines230 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
We just found this place accidentally while looking for Nishiki Market. The feeling while in this place was magical. Its as if you are in a different world. Cherry Blossoms were in full bloom. The small bridge and the river area provide good spots for pictures. We arrived early evening which was just timely for light contrasts. There are nearby restaurants and shops.
Written 6 June 2017
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Cyber Fox Ox
Bat Yam, Israel31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Solo
This place I founded right after I've exited from Kawaramachi station. Sea of sakura was spilled in front of me and I couldn't to believe my eyes. You are just walking along the small river but feel so good! There is no a lot of tourist even it's located near main sightseeings and big streets. Really, really nice place to take a walk.
Written 26 July 2015
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KrisPaulCeramics
Portland, OR30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014
Kyoto is a favorite destination when traveling to Japan. I could spend weeks wandering and exploring. I love the summer months when the restaurants that overlook the river open the terraces and dining outdoors with a gentle breeze blowing. Such a magical experience.
Written 15 June 2015
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西村明
Kyoto, Japan22,540 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
It is a canal that was excavated in the early Edo period (1611) by father and son Ryoi Suminokura and Soan to connect the center of Kyoto with Fushimi for the purpose of transporting goods.
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Written 23 November 2023
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