Philosopher's Walk, Sakyo

3.9
#13 of 1,411 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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  • It's beautiful, nice, but not exceptional either. A little disappointed by the fact that it's not very long either. You can pass by to get from one temple to another and not go there on purpose.
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  • A shaded walk along a beautiful canal. Little cafes and small shops. A lovely way to spend an afternoon.  more »
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