I spent a couple of pleasant days photographing along and around Kyoto’s Philosopher’s Walk (or Path). The path can be walked in an hour or so if you only follow the pathway along the canal, but you can spend a day or more if you try to see all the attractions in the area.
The actual Philosopher’s path starts close to the Ginkakuji Temple in the north and follows the cherry tree lined Biwako Canal south for about 2 kilometres to the Kumano Nyakuoji Shrine. There are gardens, temples and shrines in an extended walk at the ends of the Philosophers path as well as short walks from the path itself to see other temples and shrines.
I didn’t get to photograph all the temples as some were closed, there are 251 photographs of the Philosopher’s Walk and surrounding attractions in this photograph collection, but if you want a quick trip along the Philosophers Path, I have put just a few of the better pictures here: A quick photographic walk along the Philosopher’s Path
Shrines, Temples and other Attractions along the Philosopher’s Walk