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May. 07, 2020 UPDATE

Philosopher's Path

- 哲学の道 -
Traveler Friendly
Good area to take photos
Information
There are a sign boards written in Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean.
Languages spoken
No staff at location
7332 159 9.7 1 reviews
May. 07, 2020 UPDATE

Philosopher's Path

- 哲学の道 -
Traveler Friendly
Good area to take photos
Information
There are a sign boards written in Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean.
Languages spoken
No staff at location
7332 159 9.7 1 reviews
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The Philosopher's Path – Tranquil Walks and Beautiful Cherry Blossoms
Philosopher's Path (Tetsugaku no michi) is one of the most famous cherry blossom spots in Kyoto. The path stretches from the Ginkaku-ji Temple to the Nanzen-ji Temple and takes less than 30 minutes to complete.
The path is named after the Japanese philosopher Kitaro Nishida, who used to engross himself in thought while walking the path. Until recently, the path was little known to non-locals, but nowadays, it’s one of the most popular tourist destinations in the city.
Every year, people from all around flock to the path to relax under the gorgeous cherry blossom of spring, see the fireflies of summer, marvel at the red leaves of autumn, and brave the snowy days of winter.
No matter the season, you’ll be able to enjoy a relaxing, contemplative stroll with your thoughts. The area around the path is also home to various shops, restaurants, and cafés too.
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9.7 Exceptional
experience9.0 access10.0 photogenic10.0
Rangory
Aug. 30, 2017
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