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Review of Kamogawa River

Kamogawa River
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Small-group Kyoto Walking Tour including...
Ranked #61 of 1,355 things to do in Kyoto
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kami river is an important place in Kyoto, as it gives beautiful views and is a cooling influence in this hot city in the summer. Near Gion, there is the riverbank site of the origin of Kabuki, and the statue of Izumo no Okuni. Across the river, restaurants extend outwards from Pontocho and Kiyamachi Dori to catch the cooling breeze off the river.

Further north, there are stepping stones and mock turtles where the Kamo meets the Takano. The Kamo has been tamed with concrete and runs straight, but it can be wild after a heavy rain in the hills, and you will see birds hunting fish amongst the reeds.

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"stepping stones"
in 7 reviews
"water level was low"
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"busy district"
in 2 reviews
"bird life"
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"wonderful walking"
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"clear water"
in 4 reviews
"pretty area"
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"walk along"
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"cherry blossoms"
in 10 reviews
"demachiyanagi station"
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"sanjo dori"
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"both sides"
in 6 reviews
"bike ride"
in 3 reviews
"evening walk"
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"from afar"
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"pontocho alley"
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"peaceful walk"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a very long river, so could walk for a long time if you want to! Also looks nice for running if you're into exercising while on holiday. Lots of runners, music and good vibes!

Thank Anders L
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

It's a nice river to walk along or take a boat ride & admire the scenery on the river banks. In spring, you will see cherry blossoms along this river as there are many cherry trees. Perfect photo spot!

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

The Kamogawa river delta is a picturesque place in Kyoto located very close to the Demachiyanagi Station on Keihan Line. The delta offers great views of the urrounding locality with clear blue skies and the blue river waters making up a scenic picture. The banks along the river have some park areas and picnic spots. There are many birds o be seen as well especially in the winter season.
This spot is best planned and visited as it is on the way between the Kyoto Golden Pavilion and the Fushimi Inari Shrine. Take a bus from the Kyoto Golden Pavilion to Kamogawa Delta . From here one can access the Keihan Main line Demachiyanagi Station and reach the Fushimi Inari Shrine.

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

I was lucky enough to visit Kyoto just as the cherry blossoms were in full bloom. This made the river's edge quite pretty, but I think without it, it might be plain. However, we went this way on a bike tour and I really enjoyed it. It's quite tranquil, so an escape from the hustle and bustle of Kyoto.

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