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Kamogawa enjoying the evening cool floor
©AFLO, Hideaki Tanaka
During the Edo period, when the dry beds of the Kamogawa River were busy with shows and street vendors, rich businessmen established stands and tea houses here. The area was once restricted during the World War, but it has been restored and applications for a spot are over 100 these days. Held between the beginning of the summer and the fall, they allow visitors to enjoy a meal while feeling the fresh breeze as they sit on the platform placed directly on top of the river bed.
Kiya-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto
May, Jun., Jul., Aug., Sep.
Divided in 4 areas, it extends over the Kamikiya-cho area, Ponto-cho, and Nishi-Ishigaki towards the Shimokiya-cho area. Visitors can experience an even more enjoyable summer in Kyoto if they go when the three largest festivals of the city (Gion Festival, Aoi Festival, and Gozan no Okuribi) are held.
- Get off at Sanjo Station on the Keihan line. - Get off at Gion Shijo Station on the Keihan line.
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