The Takase River is a nice place to spend a night or two enjoying Kyoto’s nightlife
The Takese River is an artificial river made for transporting rice and sake from Kyoto’s center to Fushimi area in the south. It was used for over 300 years from 1611 to 1929. At present, it runs about 10km from Nijo street, south of the Kyoto Imperial Palace, to the south. Along the river there are many restaurants and cafes. The basin of the river close to Hankyu Kawaramachi station is an especially popular spot as many of the restaurants there are open late. If you want to enjoy nightlife in Kyoto, I recommend going to the Takase River at night! This time I am going to introduce to you the river in four parts. I have carefully selected every restaurant and café so I am sure you will enjoy!