Rivers / Waterfalls in Kyoto
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Enjoy a romantic dinner on Kamo River's Terrace
- Every year between May and September, many restaurants along the Kamo River between Nijo street and Gojo street put up temporary wooden platforms, creating fascinating dining spots called Noryo-yuka 納涼床. The design allows patrons to enjoy the refreshing combination of the river’s sound, the cool night breeze, and the mystical reflection of the street lights on the river.
- It’s true that Kyoto in an age of peak tourism can be crowded, but, that’s simply the nature of the place, which has been a site of pilgrimage for centuries. The truth is that there are still moments of relative serenity to be found, if you’re willing to find them. Head out for an early morning jog, run or stroll along the Kamo River and you will quickly find yourself in unfamiliar territory. Taking Pontocho as a starting point, it’s only about a two mile jog up to where the Kamo River and the Takano River meet, and an ambitious jog could easily take you all the way up to quarters of the city that look very little like the dense neighborhoods of central Kyoto.
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Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.
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