Philosopher's Walk, Sakyo
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
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 »
銀閣寺を出てしばらく散策しました。梅雨のはじめの曇り空の下、木々の緑は映えていました。名前を見なければ川沿いの散歩道のようなものだなと思いました。春の桜の時期や雪景色など季節を選ぶことができれば、また別の風景を見ることができるだろうと思います。銀閣寺周辺に案内があるので場所はすぐにわかりました。 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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