The Philosopher's Path

Remote Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8406, Japan Published on: 28-07-2016

0.00 USD

The Philosopher's Path is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
The Philosopher's Path (Tetsugaku no Michi) is a pedestrian path that follows a cherry-tree-lined canal in Kyoto, between Ginkaku-ji and Nanzen-ji.

Image copyrights belong to authors

Selling points

  • Reasonable route to visit temples in the area
  • A beautiful walk along the canal
  • A great place to walk near Ginkaku-ji
  • Some nice shops and cafes along the way
  • Required pilgrimage for those visiting Kyoto
What's your plan 6 days in Osaka?

Are you planning a trip to Osaka? Check out popular trips from our experts. Copy and make it to your own plan. Customize it Now!

6.0 days
146.26 USD
Total travel distance
Number of places
18 places




Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8406, Japan

Plan a trip to Osaka based on your personalized interests.


TripAdvisor View more

The Philosopher's Walk is where Professor Nishida Kitaro would walk to relax and unwind. It's located near Ginkakuji temple so I recommend walking the path after you visit the temple. It seemed like you could walk for hours on the path so I recommend walking as much as you can and not tire yourself out. I think it would've been better had the cherry blossoms been in full bloom. They were unfortunately beginning to fall when I visited Japan.

0 Comment

Itineraries include The Philosopher's Path

Scroll to top