• Philosopher’s Path
  • Philosopher’s Path
  • Philosopher’s Path
  • Philosopher’s Path

Philosopher’s Path

Outdoor Activities

Easy Access

English

Family-friendly

Free Admission

Parking

Restroom

Unrestricted by Weather

Wheelchair-friendly

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Things to know

The philosopher's path is a scenic walk in Kyoto that was named after Nishida Kitaro (1870-1945), a Kyoto university professor and key figure in the Kyoto School of Philosophy, a philosophical movement. Nishida is said to have walked this path frequently to reflect on philosophical issues. The path leads up to the Ginkakuji temple and then to the south in the direction of Eikando Temple and Nanzenji Temple. The path follows along a canal with many trees. In spring, it is a great spot for taking photos of cherry blossoms, and on nights in summer you may be lucky enough to see the glow of fireflies.

Information

〒6068404
Jodoji Shimominamidacho, Sakyo-ku
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075-761-1944
Monday・Tuesday・Wednesday・Thursday・Friday・Saturday・Sunday : 00:00~23:00
JPY0 / Adult
Official Site
Recommended Season
January・February・March・April・May・June・July・August・September・October・November・December

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Reviews

Alina

WOW U-mediator
  • 2020-02-04

After visiting Eikando Temple, I walked through Philosopher’s Path and then had my lunch in a udon restaurant near Ginkakuji temple. Walking from south to north takes about 45mins. I think it is a good choice to have a short hiking in spring and autumn. There are lots of exquisite grocery stores and cafés by the path. So it is also a good place to enjoy a relax afternoon having nice coffee and sweets.

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