Philosopher's Walk, Sakyo

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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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  • Plenty of off shoots where you can visit lots of temples and shrines. It's quite busy but pleasant way to spend an afternoon.  more »
  • Every time you go is beautiful and quiet, spring, summer, autumn and winter have different scenery, the stone in front of the stream, the water drops on it, the small son of the water breaks the lake's water, and then looks at the city of Kyoto sitting, the time in the afternoon, you will be very lucky to spend the time here!
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  • The Philosophers Walk is a delightful area. It’s very scenic, and gives you the chance to dip into many galleries and studios along the pathway. We enjoyed lively interactions with potters, artists et...  more »
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