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Philosopher's Walk, Kyoto

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Scenic Walking Area · Tourist Spot
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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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  • Of course Kyoto is known for its Temples and shrines and rightfully so, but it is the philosopher's walk we took, that has stuck with me the most, even after a whole year has passed. We visited the... 
    Of course Kyoto is known for its Temples and shrines and rightfully so, but it is the philosopher's walk we took, that has stuck with me the most, even after a whole year has passed. We visited the...  more »
  • Title kind of says it all to be honest. Easy to find, free, suitable for strollers, wheelchairs & prams, no steps or inclines involved, Cherry-tree lined, quiet and peaceful. Philosophers hidden... 
    Title kind of says it all to be honest. Easy to find, free, suitable for strollers, wheelchairs & prams, no steps or inclines involved, Cherry-tree lined, quiet and peaceful. Philosophers hidden...  more »

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