Philosopher's Walk, Sakyo

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#13 of 1,418 in Things to do in Kyoto
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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  • We were lucky enough to walk this amazing path while the cherry blossom was in full bloom. It was very busy with lots of people in traditional dress. It was so picturesque that we walked the whole pat...  more »
  • We went out of Ginkaku-ji Temple and took a walk for a while. Under the cloudy sky at the beginning of the rainy season, the green of the trees was reflected. I thought that it was like a walk along the river if i did not see the name. If you can choose the season, such as the cherry blossom season in spring and the snowy landscape, you will be able to see another scenery. I was able to find the location immediately because there was a guide around Ginkakuji Temple.
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