Kyoto Philosopher's Walk

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Kyoto Philosopher's Walk is a 1.8 mile point-to-point trail located near the city of Kyoto. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking.

1.8 miles 147 feet Point to Point

kid friendly



A scenic walk along a cherry-tree-lined canal connecting three of Kyoto's great temples. The Philosopher's walk is a classic walk in Kyoto that connects several ancient temples via a meandering, paved trail. This attraction is highly recommended on any visit to Kyoto, as it combines visits to three magnificent temples, including typical Japanese gardens, with an opportunity to stretch your legs while taking in the typical serene Japanese atmosphere. The route got its name from a Kyoto University philosophy professor, Nishida Kitaro, who used it for his daily meditation.

6 years ago

Kyoto, Kansai, Japan. What more can one say, but beauty at it's very best, and this course is a fine example of how beautiful Kyoto is.Great work on putting this guide together.