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Philosopher's Walk, Kyoto

#14 of 1,565 in Things to do in Kyoto
Scenic Walking Area · Tourist Spot
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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  • Of course Kyoto is known for its Temples and shrines and rightfully so, but it is the philosopher's walk we took, that has stuck with me the most, even after a whole year has passed. We visited the...  more »
  • Title kind of says it all to be honest. Easy to find, free, suitable for strollers, wheelchairs & prams, no steps or inclines involved, Cherry-tree lined, quiet and peaceful. Philosophers hidden...  more »
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