MENU

Visit our Kyoto destination hub for day by day itineraries, top things to do in Kyoto and more!

The Katsura River is a continuation of two other rivers, the Hozu River, a small, speedy river which begins in the mountains near Kameoka and then slithers through the mountains separating Kameoka and Kyoto; and the Ōi River , which emerges from those mountains and expands into a shallow, slow-flowing river until Togetsukyo Bridge in Arashiyama. From that point forward, the river is referred to as the Katsura River, and its flow continues for several kilometers through Kyoto Prefecture until it joins the Kamo and Uji rivers. The Katsura River area features some of the oldest shrines in Kyoto and Japan, such as Matsuo Shrine, and, as a counterpoint to the channelled Kamo River, supports acres of agricultural area on its flood plain. It also is known for its summer supply of ayu and is a popular place for holding barbecues. Wikipedia

couples
friends
kids
solo

Travel Videos (20)

Kyoto Travel Guide - The Best Things to Do in Kyoto for First-timers

Get a Pocket WIFI or Simcard for Japan: https://geni.us/A3JI2Y Book your Japan Rail Pass here: https://geni.us/1upJWw Follow me ...

October 28, 2020

Top 5 Things to do in Kyoto | japan-guide.com

The top 5 things to experience in Japan's former capital. Learn more about Kyoto: http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2158.html ...

May 25, 2017

Top 10 Things to DO in KYOTO Japan | WATCH BEFORE YOU GO

TOP 10 Things to Do in Kyoto Japan Guide. This Kyoto guide tours Kyoto Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple, Gion, ...

November 16, 2018

20 MUST VISIT Things to Do in Kyoto in 2022

Follow us on Instagram as we travel around the world together! https://www.instagram.com/suitcasemonkey/ Spending 5 days ...

January 18, 2020

28 Best Things to Do In Kyoto, Japan

What's there to do in Kyoto? Well, we've had an amazing trip filled with plenty of delicious food, breathtaking sights, and fun ...

November 10, 2018

29 BEST Things to Do in KYOTO Japan | Kyoto Travel Guide for Solo Travelers

29 Best things to Do in Kyoto Japan Ultimate Kyoto Travel Guide. Watch all the Kyoto travel tips I share. Watch ALL the Japan ...

March 6, 2021

10 Best Places to Visit in Kyoto! | Japan Travel Guide

Kyoto was the capital of Japan for over a millennium, and it still carries a reputation as the nation's most beautiful city.

February 17, 2016

What To Do In Kyoto + Avoid The Crowds!

Here are some of the alternative things you can do in Kyoto other than the major attractions, because Kyoto is so much more than ...

December 13, 2019

10 Best Things to do in Kyoto

There are a million things to do in Kyoto, but these were my personal favorites from my time in the most historical city in Japan.

July 21, 2017

Top 10 Things to do in Kyoto - A Kyoto Travel Guide

These are my personal top 10 things to do in Kyoto for first-time travelers. The activities do not follow in any particular order.

October 14, 2018

What Bloggers Are Saying (50)

Itineraries
Activities
Popular
Videos
Tweets
Articles