The Philosopher’s Path

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Japanese script: 哲学の道
Area: Kyoto
Address: [map]
Access: 1.5 km from Keage Station Tōzai Line (T9)
1.8 km from Higashiyama Station Tōzai Line (T10)
2.0 km from Jingū-Marutamachi Station Keihan Main Line (KH41)
Admission: Free

The Philosopher’s Path or the Philosopher’s Walk, is a path in Kyoto’s Saikyo ward that runs next to a canal that drains Lake Biwa.

The path begins near Ginkaku-ji and ends at Nanzen-ji, passing a number of temples on the way including Zenrin-ji and Honen-in.

The path is particularly popular during cherry blossom season as the canal is lined with cherry trees.