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. Make Philosopher's Walk a part of your Kyoto vacation plans using our Kyoto trip maker app.
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  • We visited at the wrong time of year, and it is probably very beautiful in cherry blossom season. What we experienced was a very quiet path alongside little homes and shops and a small but very plain....  more »
  • The Philosopher's path is a trail around a small river. Very quiet and relaxed. You can see traditional japanese houses around.  more »
  • The path can get a little congested even in rainy weather and out of season so take a care to make way for people coming in the opposite direction. There are routes right beside the canal, sometimes.....  more »

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