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"Path of Philosophy" Philosopher's Path Tip by Ines28

Philosopher's Path, Kyoto: 20 reviews and 32 photos

  Path of Philosophy
by Ines28

Between Ginkakuji Temple to the north and Nanzenji Temple to the south is the 1 km Path of Philosophy (Tetsugakuno-michi).
The path was named after the famous philosopher Nishida Kitaro, who liked to walk along this route and meditate on philosophical matters. It's a pleasant stroll alongside a canal, past numerous temples and old wooden houses. This was the first thing we did in Kyoto as it is not far from the hotel where we stayed. It was already late afternoon, so many of the temples on the way were already closed (around 5 pm), but this was okay as most of the crowds had already vanished and the afternoon sun on the cherry trees in full bloom was quite romantic!
There are many small cafés along the path, but they are very expensive, so if you are looking for a snack or something you should leave the tourist route (which is always advisable!), you'll find cheaper restaurants only a few meters away.

Address: Eastern Kyoto

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  • Written Jul 17, 2005
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