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The Philosopher's Walk by AndySerrano The Philosopher's Walk by AndySerrano
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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pariah87 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
Meditating while walking through the The Philosopher's Walk at 7am sounds like a good (zero stress) plan to me :nod:. It must have been a peaceful stroll and a beautiful moment for you too.
Once again, thank you for sharing.
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If you ever get the chance, this is one of the most beautiful walks you can take in Kyoto, Japan.
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pariah87 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
my english has betrayed me :blushes:, I meant a beautiful moment for you two :D
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MiYoung-Ko Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
ooh the light in this photo is lovely. I want to go here one day as well.
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:icondsfav1plz::icondsfav2plz::icondsfav3plz: on Philosopher's Walk. When you go there, this is one of the most beautiful walks you can take in Kyoto, Japan. [link]
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MiYoung-Ko Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Just about all of Kyoto is stunning but I will definitely take your opinion into account.
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Actually, the industrial/business part of Kyoto is rather dull and common. You have to have a map directing you to the old sections. I actually enjoyed Matsumoto more because I could walk everywhere and meet people a lot more easily than in Kyoto.
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MiYoung-Ko Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
Were there any particular places in Kyoto that you enjoyed?
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AndySerrano Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I enjoyed all the old Kyoto historical sites which were about a 20 minute taxi ride from the Cube (J.R. Rail Station) shopping center. I did not at all enjoy modern Kyoto. However, the homes near the Philosopher's walk were very charming and the people were sweet.
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drumgirl Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty photo! Too bad you couldn't have seen the trees when they were in bloom, though.
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