Magazine Kyoto

  • The path of philosophy


    Practical information on the Path of Philosophy This walk is one of the nicest you can do in Kyoto. It starts at Ginkaku-ji temple and ends at the temple Nanzen-ji. It is also very popular with the Japanese who especially frequent in spring, during the period when the cherry trees are in bloom. The Path of Philosophy: Introduction This very bucolic walk, almost in the heart of the city, leads you along a small canal lined with cherry and maple. This small canal, called "Shishigatani" meanders at the foot of beautiful mountains "Higashiyama"; ie the "Eastern Mountains", "yama" meaning "mountain"; [...]