Time Lapse: Kamogawa River

Kamogawa is one of the most underrated places in Kyoto.  When I was a tourist back in 2014, me and my friends completely missed this out.  Maybe because it’s just a river.  People don’t necessarily travel and go out of their way to see a river, right?  I could be wrong.

This river is so clean.  Clean might be an understatement.  I think the local government is so obsessed with cleaning and maintaining it that I see construction workers every week.

First world problems.

It cascades downwards so you get to see a lof of mini-waterfalls while strolling along the riverbanks.  It is just so peaceful that I come here every weekend to read a book or two.  It is also a favorite jogging/running/biking spot among locals.

Hanami (cherry blossom viewing) is right around the corner.  In fact, some flowers are starting to bloom already.  According to forecasts, the cherry blossoms are expected to be in their optimal state in the next 2 weeks.  I have also heard from people that the riverbanks are lined up with sakura trees.  Blog posts are forthcoming!

Unfortunately, only some have started blooming as of this afternoon.  Next week then!

Today was another beautiful day.  I’ve been wanting to start shooting time lapses all over Kyoto and figured today was perfect.  This week’s book was Richard Dawkins’ The God Delusion and it kept me very distracted.  I must admit that the biologist’s 747 packs a lot of punch!  Atheists and time lapses!  What a day!

Here’s the result!  I was just using an SJ4K in 1080P30.  Maybe I’ll try the DSLR next time.

Music is Fragmented – Up Dharma Down.



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