Philosopher’s Path

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The Philosopher's Path (哲学の道, Tetsugaku no michi) is a pedestrian path following a canal lined by cherry trees between Ginkaku-ji and Nanzen-ji. The path earned its name because an influential 20th century philosopher, Nishida Taro, is thought to have used it for daily meditation.

Overview

Address

Tetsugaku no Michi (Directions)

Hours

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Opening Hours

Monday Open 24 hours
Tuesday Open 24 hours
Wednesday Open 24 hours
Thursday Open 24 hours
Friday Open 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Holidays Open 24 hours

Price

Free entry

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