Thursday, December 5, 2013

Philosopher's path during autumn @ Kyoto, Japan

The Philosopher's Path is a stone path through the northern part of Kyoto's Higashiyama district. The path follows a canal which is lined by hundreds of cherry trees. During end of march/early April this part is the city's most popular hanami (cherry blossom viewing) spots.

Approximately two kilometers long, the path begins around Ginkakuji (Silver Pavilion) and at Nanzenji temple. The path gets its name due to Nishida Kitaro, one of Japan's most famous philosophers, who was said to practice meditation while walking this route on his daily commute to Kyoto University.



Philosopher's path during end of autumn. Looks like this place is only good for cherry blossom. Do come here during sakura in end of March.

At least this part of Philosopher's path is colourful. This part is approaching Ginkakuji (silver pavilion).

GPS/Coordinate: 35.027141, 135.795063
Public transport: Bus no 5 from Kyoto bus station.

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