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Philosopher's Walk, Kyoto

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Enjoy a leisurely stroll on Philosopher's Walk, a stone path lined with cherry trees. Especially picturesque in cherry blossom season, the road will take you on a 2 km (1.2 mile) walk along the Lake Biwa canal. Admire the scenic surroundings, accentuated by the gently flowing water, venture off path to one of the small shrines, or take a break at a local cafe. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Kyoto holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Philosopher's Walk and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Well worth the hour walk form temple to temple with great views, coffee shops for a quick break and lovely plants.  more »
  • Can't understand why this is on the tourist route - nothing to see at all! Maybe with the blossom there will be a wow factor but on a March afternoon it was no more than a pleasant stroll by a stream....  more »
  • Kyoto is very very attractive pure Japanese spirit city. Everthing in Kyoto is traditional and so interesting but I love this Philosopher's walk best.  more »