Philosopher's Path (哲学の道)

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Named after a Professor at Kyoto University who would walk on the path as part of his daily routine, the Philosopher's Path (哲学の道) is a beautiful stream side stone path lined with hundreds of cherry trees. At 1.5km in length, this scenic location is a famous for its cherry blossoms during sakura season and colour foliage in autumn.

Even though it was only a few minutes walk from the entrance of the Ginkakuji Temple (銀閣寺), we didn't have the energy to walk another 30 minutes along the path—having visited Nijo Castle (二条城), Ginkakuji Temple and Mt. Daimonji (大文字山). Therefore, we walked only about a third of the way so that we could say that we actually visited and see in person what the path looked like in person.

We were there at around 4:30pm after completing our hike and it was an extremely pleasant walk. In fact, it was more of a resting spot for us. The breeze was cool and there were only a handful of other people around so I absolutely loved how peaceful it was.

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