Fri, Sep 09|
Kamogawa: The River at the Heart of Kyoto
Join the Kyoto Guide Club (KGC) for a virtual introduction to this one-of-a-kind communal locale in Japan’s most traditional city. Kyoto locals and KGC volunteers will explore why the Kamogawa is such a central spot for rest and recreation in Kyoto.
Time & Location
Sep 09, 2022, 7:00 PM
About the event
The Kamogawa is a river so small that it has no harbor and no boats can run on it. Nevertheless, for locals of Kyoto, it is a beloved gathering place where one may rest, recharge, and enjoy city life with others. Join the Kyoto Guide Club (KGC) for a virtual introduction to this one-of-a-kind communal locale in Japan’s most traditional city. Kyoto locals and KGC volunteers will explore why the Kamogawa is such a central spot for rest and recreation in Kyoto, much more so than the Seine in Paris or Thames in London. They will also answer questions for the curious traveler!
Co-Organizers: Kyoto City International Foundation - Kyoto Guide Club (KGC) Volunteer Group
About KGC: Kyoto Guide Club (KGC) is a volunteer group dedicated to introducing foreign guests and residents to unknown aspects of Kyoto. In addition to giving tours of little-known spots around the city, the group provides real-world context for various cultural activities such as silk weaving and traditional Japanese performance. KGC is managed by the Kyoto City International Foundation. You can learn more about their past projects and events here (in Japanese).
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