Enjoy a leisurely stroll on Philosopher's Walk, a stone path lined with cherry trees. Especially picturesque in cherry blossom season, the road will take you on a 2 km (1.2 mile) walk along the Lake Biwa canal. Admire the scenic surroundings, accentuated by the gently flowing water, venture off path to one of the small shrines, or take a break at a local cafe. Make Philosopher's Walk a part of your Kyoto vacation plans using our Kyoto trip maker app.
Philosopher's Walk reviews
Of course Kyoto is known for its Temples and shrines and rightfully so, but it is the philosopher's walk we took, that has stuck with me the most, even after a whole year has passed. We visited the... more »
Title kind of says it all to be honest. Easy to find, free, suitable for strollers, wheelchairs & prams, no steps or inclines involved, Cherry-tree lined, quiet and peaceful. Philosophers hidden... more »
Plan your trip to Kyoto
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Kyoto
Historic Sites in Kyoto
Side trips from Kyoto
Hidden gems in Kyoto
Shopping in Kyoto
Nearby attractions in Kyoto
Trips to Philosopher's Walk by other users
60 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CANADA Kanazawa Nagoya Kyoto 38 days in Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES Tokyo Kyoto Osaka 17 days in Japan BY A USER FROM CANADA Osaka Hiroshima Kyoto 21 days in Japan BY A USER FROM JAPAN Tokyo Hakone-machi Kanazawa 48 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA Ishigaki Motobu-cho Sasebo 37 days in Maldives & Japan BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Male Kyoto Hiroshima