Philosopher’s Path

Philosopher’s Path

Approximately 1.5km long, the path begins around Ginkakuji and ends in the neighborhood of Nanzenji.
It is voted as one of Japan's 100 best path.
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.

Name Philosopher’s Path
Access · From "Karasuma Oike" station to "Imadegawa" station via subway Karasuma line, it’s approx. 3 minutes
 → From "Karasuma Imadegawa" bus stop to "Ginkakuji-michi" bus stop via Kyoto municipal bus #203, it’s approx. 14 minutes
 → From "Ginkakuji-michi" bus stop, it’s approx. 5 minutes on foot to your destination

Address Kyoto-fu, Kyoto-shi, Sakyo-ku
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