Philosopher's Path哲学の道

Kyoto University philosophy professor Nishida Kitaro used to walk along the road and contemplate, hence the name. The 2km narrow, cobblestone path is adorned with 450 cherry blossom trees and when petals fall, it will be covered by a pink carpet. The path is also surrounded by several temples and shrines, such as Ginkakuji Temple and Nanzenji Temple.

Admission: free of charge

Number of sakura trees: 450

The age of trees: 80 to 90 years

Variety: Oosimazakura, Yaezakura and weeping cherry

2019/2020 Cherry Blossom Viewing Dates at Philosopher's Path

Cherry blossom viewing period: early April

Best time to view in 2019: early April

Best time to view in 2020 (estimated): early April


Cherry blossom festival in 2019: not available

How to visit

Access: Take No. 32 or 100 bus and get off at Ginkakuji-mae stop
Address: between Ginkakuji and Nyakuoji-jinja, Sakyo, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Japanese address: 京都府京都市左京区浄土寺石橋町~若王子町

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