The Philosopher’s Path (哲学の道, Tetsugaku no michi)

A pleasant stone path through the northern part of Kyoto‘s Higashiyama district. One of the most famous place to view Sakura.

There is no exact location. It is a long path along a canal.

One-day Trip for Sakura

Recommended route for visiting best sakura spots in Kyoto in a day (by walk)

  • The Philosopher’s Path
  • Eikan-do Temple (optional, this is a place for Momiji)
  • Nanzen-ji Temple
  • Keage Incline (most famous place for sakura)
  • Maruyama Park (for food, dinner)
  • Chion-in Temple (light up, one best place)
  • Kodaiji Temple
  • Kiyomizu

Sakura on March 29, 2021

Full bloom / Almost Full Bloom

Red Flowers: there was a spot where has red sakura
(this image was edited, see original picture below)

Near the exit/entrance sometime there is a minstel playing an instrument such as hand drum

There are some cats. Sometime, there is a spot where cats sleep with sign telling their name.


Good place to take a walk and see sakura.
But here is not a place for picnic (if you want to picnic or have a party, then go Maruyama Park).

From here to Nanzen-ji

You will pass Eikan-do, which opens until about 4PM.
You will pass some culvert like in this picture.


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