Philospher's Walk (Tetsugaku No Michi)

Ginkaku-ji Temple

You can easily bike to this famous path in eastern Kyoto where a rustic path runs about 1.5 km (1 mile) along the Lake Biwa Canal from Ginkaku-ji Temple to Nyakuo-ji Shrine. It was a favorite route of philosopher Nishida Kitaro (1870-1945). Along the way, next to ancient temples like Honen-in, there are shops (don’t miss Bougatei) and cafés, making this a popular place for a stroll. It’s most glorious in spring when the entire route becomes a spectacular floral tunnel thanks to 500 cherry trees.

Written by Christiane Deiters

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