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
C'est beau, agréable, mais pas non plus exceptionnel. Un peu déçu par le fait que ce ne soit pas non plus très long. On peut y passer pour se rendre d'un temple à l'autre et ne pas y aller par contre ... more »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.
A shaded walk along a beautiful canal. Little cafes and small shops. A lovely way to spend an afternoon. more »
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