Philosopher's Walk, Sakyo

3.9
#13 of 1,414 in Things to do in Kyoto
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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  • A lovely walk with many opportunities to branch on and off again into the surrounding neighbourhoods. Undoubtedly even more beautiful in the Sakura cherry blossom (early April) but probably very...  more »
  • Did this on a weekday and the walk itself is fairly comfortable. There are several temples / shrines and shops along the way for you to stop at.  more »
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