The Philosopher’s Path (Tetsugaku no michi, 哲学の道) is a stoned paved walking trail and a popular touristic sight in Kyoto.
The Philosopher’s Path is located near Ginkakuji Temple, towards Nanzenji Temple and it takes approx 30 mins to complete.
Attracting millions of visitors all year around and the path often ranked as the best viewing spot for cherry blossoms in Japan. The 2 km long walking trail is located along the canal and many temples and shrines are located nearby.
There are 500 cherry trees lined on the path which bloom beautifully in spring time and create the magnificent pink tunnel when they fully bloom. Even if you miss the blooming time of the cherry blossoms, the view of petals falling and floating on the canal is also spectacular.
Access: bus №100 from Kyoto Station towards Ginkakuji mae
Best time to visit: Early to mid April
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