The Philosopher's Walk
My wife and I took this walk on a Sunday, starting at 7 AM, when the least number of people would likely be awake and present. This was ideal since it allowed me to take photos free of people in the background. The morning light is also much nicer. The Walk (哲学の道, Tetsugaku no Michi) follows a [cherry-tree]]-lined canal in Kyoto, Japan, between Ginkaku-ji and Nyakuoji-jinja. The route is named because a Kyoto University philosophy professor, Nishida Kitaro, used it for daily meditation. It passes several temples and shrines such as Miroku-in, Otoyo-jinja, and Koun-ji. Cherry trees are planted along most of the over one kilometer long path, making it one of Kyoto's most popular spots for hanami (cherry blossom viewing) in spring. The trees are usually in bloom in the beginning to mid April. An older Japanese man approached us and gave us a tour of the Mouse Shrine and walked us to a museum which featured ancient Katana (Swords).
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