Philosopher's Path


Jodoji Ishibashi-Cho sakyo-Ku

About this sight

Located in Kyoto's Higashiyama district, this two kilometer-long stone path is set along a canal and is a particularly beautiful route to follow during cherry blossom season. The walkway derives its name, Philosopher's Path, because one of Japan's most well-known philosophers, Kitaro Nishida, was said to meditate when walking along this path en route to Kyoto University. The path starts near the Ginkaku-ji Temple (Silver Pavilion) and ends in the Nanzenji area.