Philosopher's Walk, Kyoto

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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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  • It is far away, and there were a lot of construction at random with the foreigner tourist while late in pensive from the Eikando Hall to Ginkakuji. After visiting the Ohtoyo shrine, we were able to stroll to the Ginkakuji with a little traffic.
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  • Philosopher's Path is one of the most famous free tour in Kyoto, in addition to the Bamboo Forest Arashiyama and the Fushimi Inari Shrine. When early winter scenery along the way is not too good because a lot of foliage that already fall after passing the peak of the fall in November. Although still fun to the streets here, especially when the afternoon.
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