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“Pretty Cherry Blossom Walk”
Review of Philosopher's Walk

Philosopher's Walk
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Ranked #54 of 1,379 things to do in Kyoto
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This scenic path follows cherry-tree lined canal and is named after a Kyoto University philosopher, Kitaro Nishida, who used it for his daily walk.
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We took a taxi there as it is a little out of the way but it was worth the visit. A two km path adorned by Cherry trees that were in full bloom when we visited. It’s a little away from the city with hills as abs drop and was a very pleasant walk. A few odd small shops and stalls along the way for refreshments and snacks cater to tourists.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

A nice peaceful walk on the narrow path with the water flowing beside you. Still beautiful in winter with no leaves on the trees. A friendly man at the end of the walk will offer you a little boat he has made with leaves and flowers (at no charge) to throw into the water and hope that it lands right side up (for good luck I think!) He claps and cheers when it lands in the water. A nice friendly experience. There are cafes and shops along the way. Wasn’t crowded at all when we were there on a weekday afternoon.

Thank DeGios
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Are you looking for an enlightenment at philosopher’s Walk? If so, you might be disappointment.

If you are looking for a quiet relaxing walk next to a neighborhood drain (not sure how else to describe it), this is quite a nice walk.

There are small stalls next to it selling stuffs, as usual. If you look into the drain, you might be surprised by some large fishes!

When Sakura is blooming, it should be a lot prettier. My photos were taken before the bloom.

Don’t go at night as there’s no street lights.

Perhaps after you walked, you might be enlightened how it got it’s name :).

Thank AngyChin
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Our family of four (2 adults and 2 teens) cycled along the path that is adjacent to the Philosopher's Path, about a week before Cherry Blossom Season. It is obvious that the path would be spectacular during cherry blossom season because it is lined with Cherry Trees all along the path. Unfortunately, we missed that! It is still a nice walk/cycle along the river, passing numerous restaurants and shops along the way. If you go to the silver pavilion, it is worth taking a walk/cycle down the path, but I wouldn't make a special trip here just to see the path.

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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

It's not going to blow your mind with neither scenery or give you the solution to your problems or whatever, but it's a nice place for a walk between two temple areas. It's crowded, like everywhere in Kyoto, but if you walk the entire thing there will be less people after a while.

Thank Anders L
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