Tetsugaku-no-Michi (Path of Philosophy)
Good for: Photography, Japanese History, Walk, Beautiful Surroundings
- Sakyō-ku Ginkaku-ji
Lonely Planet review for Tetsugaku-no-Michi (Path of Philosophy)
The Tetsugaku-no-Michi is a pedestrian path that runs along a canal near the base of the Higashiyama. It's lined with cherry trees and a host of other blooming trees and flowers. It takes its name from one of its most famous strollers: 20th-century philosopher Nishida Kitarō, who is said to have meandered along the path lost in thought. It only takes 30 minutes to complete the walk, which starts just north of Eikan-dō and ends at Ginkaku-ji.