Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Japan  /  Kinki  /  Kyoto Prefecture  /  Kyoto  /  Trails  /  Philosopher's Walk
Philosopher's Walk, Kyoto
(3.9/5 based on 1,800+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Kyoto itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Kyoto

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Kyoto by other users

8 days in Japan BY A USER FROM HONG KONG January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Osaka, Kyoto & Tokyo BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, popular PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA March, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 60 days in Asia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 45 days in Asia & Middle East BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 37 days in Asia & Middle East BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 31 days in Japan BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA January, culture, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 49 days in Dubai & Asia BY A USER FROM ARUBA June, outdoors, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Japan BY A USER FROM INDONESIA April, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Japan BY A USER FROM INDONESIA April, culture, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, romantic, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Japan BY A USER FROM INDONESIA April, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We did it to get to the Silver Pavilion, is a leisurely stroll along a path along a canal. On the way there are various temples, is relaxing but not to be missed (perhaps depends on the time when you go to visit).
    View original
  • We were there in autumn, but before the colours peaked. We enjoyed our walk along the path, but even if we had not done it, I don't think we would have missed much. Kyoto has so much more to offer. I ...  more »
  • 哲學之道可以從南禪寺一帶走到京都大學,櫻花盛開時值得慢慢走遊拍照。我們在六月走訪,不算酷暑,但已經有些炎熱。偏偏樹蔭不多。幸好沿路有貓咪聚集。又有善心老伯教我們折樹葉小船,慢慢走到京都大學,也就不那麼無趣。