"Philosopher's Path" Philosopher's Path Tip by SallyM

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

  Philosopher's Path, Kyoto
by SallyM
 
  • Philosopher's Path, Kyoto - Kyoto
      Philosopher's Path, Kyoto
    by SallyM
  • Philosopher's Path, Kyoto - Kyoto
      Philosopher's Path, Kyoto
    by SallyM
 

This is a pleasant walk along the side of the canal, from Ginkaku-ji to Nanzen-ji temple, passing other temples en route

It is called the Philosopher's Walk or Path after Professor Nishida Kitaro (1870-1945) who used to walk this route every day.

It's particularly pretty in cherry blossom season. There are plenty of places to stop off to purchase souvenirs or have refreshments.

The route is only about a mile long, but it takes a while because of all the stops along the way.

Directions: Higashiyama district. Start from either Ginkaku-ji or Nanzen-ji.
Website: http://aquadina.com/kyoto/spot/618/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 2, 2011
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