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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Philosopher's Walk Reviews
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 »
每次去都是美麗清幽的狀態，春夏秋冬都有不同的景色，石階順著小溪前進，楓葉垂降其上，小鴨子戲水劃破湖水的寧靜，再遠眺京都市區的位子坐上，午後的時光，你會非常慶幸將時間花在這裡！ 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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