Nov. 22, 2018 UPDATE

Shirakawa River

- 白川 -
Traveler Friendly
It is easily accessible, and there are a lot to see nearby such as Yasaka shrine and Nanzen-ji temple. It’s recommended for taking pictures.
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Japanese only
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No staff at the location
3719 93 7.7 1 reviews
Nov. 22, 2018 UPDATE

Shirakawa River

- 白川 -
Traveler Friendly
It is easily accessible, and there are a lot to see nearby such as Yasaka shrine and Nanzen-ji temple. It’s recommended for taking pictures.
Information
Japanese only
Languages spoken
No staff at the location
3719 93 7.7 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
See old machiya townhouses and stone bridges by the Shirakawa River
The Shrikawa River is one of the main rivers of Kyoto, starting from Heian Shrine all the way to the north part of Gion. The best place to view Kyoto’s rivers and town houses together is in a place five minutes walking distance from Keihan Shijo station, by Shirakawa Minami Street. In addition, after a short walk to the north there is Chion-in Temple, offering a different type of scenery. At even intervals there are stone bridges over the river for the convenience of the people living here. If you keep walking north you will get to the subway Tozai Line Higashiyama station, so you can enjoy a walk between the two stations.
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7.7 Great
experience7.0 access8.0 photogenic8.0
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Oct. 26, 2018
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