Philosopher's Walk, Sakyo

3.9
#13 of 1,412 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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  • Be visited this area in December. There was nothing impressive about this place. Having said that, I am sure this place is really beautiful with the cherry blossoms in spring. I would not recommend...  more »
  • I took a morning to take this walk, which was orginally taken by Professor Nishida Kitaro from his home to Kyoto University. It was an easy bus ride from Central Kyoto. There are temples at each end.....  more »
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