The Kamogawa River on the east side of Kyoto is in a more urban environment than the Katsura River on the west side, where I live. The Kamogawa provides a bit of nature in the otherwise dense population of shops, restaurants, hotels, and apartments in the area.
48 bridges cross the Kamogawa in total, from the mountains in the north down to Fushimi, where the Kamo River merges with the Katsura River. In the central area of Kyoto alone there are 13 bridges. The most famous is the one in the middle of this picture, the Sanjo Ohashi. It’s the final destination of Hiroshige’s well known The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido, from 1833.