Kawabata Dori runs north-south parallel to the Kamo River on its eastern bank. Kawabata Dori runs from Kitaoji Dori in the north of Kyoto all the way down south to Shichijo, making it one of the longest streets in the city.
Around the bridge at Imadegawa is a popular place for people to cycle, jog, practice musical instruments and picnic and there are fine views here on a clear day to Mt Hiei in the north east of the city.
Kawabata Dori passes the Goethe Insitute Kamogawa Villa, Club Metro at Keihan Marutamachi Station, Kyouen shopping area and the Minamiza Kabuki Theater at Shijo Street in its most interesting section between Imadegawa and Shijo, the very heart of central Kyoto.
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