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The Philosopher’s Path
Once the commute of an acclaimed Japanese philosopher, this pretty walk through Kyoto’s Higashiyama District passes many small temples and shrines. During this half-day tour, your guide will lead you along the path, exploring sights along the way.
You will be met today at your hotel by your guide, who will take you to northern Kyoto’s Higashiyama District using the local public transport network.
The Philosopher’s Path gains its name from Nishida Kitatro, one of Japan’s most celebrated philosophers who used to walk the path during his daily commute to Kyoto University. The path itself is far older, and follows a canal which passes by many Shinto temples and small shrines as it makes its way 2 kilometers from the Neighbourhoods around Gnkakuji to Nanzenji.
Your guide will showcase several of the more impressive temples and shrines as you make your way around the cherry trees which line the path, which comes to an end at Nanzenji Temple. Here your guide will leave you with directions back to your hotel, or you are free to continue exploring independently.
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