Walking on Drift Ice
The small road is only about 1.5 kilometers long, but was selected as one of Japan’s best 100 roads. The philosopher Nishida Kitaro is said to have walked the path in contemplation, leading to the name of the road.
Cherry blossoms in the spring and turning leaves in the autumn provide a colorful backdrop to the path that meanders beside the small creek. Wouldn’t it be a thrill to walk along the path, taking in a glimpse of the flower petals floating in the brook? You’ll be certain to become lost in thought, a veritable philosopher in the making.
From JR Kyoto Station, take the JR Biwako Line going towards Nagahama for 20 minutes to Yamashina Station. Transfer to the Municipal Tozai Line towards Uzumasa Tenjin and get off at Keage Station. Walk about 5 minutes to Philosopher’s Path.
Taste the natural wonder of Yakushima Island
Contemporary walk through a 400-year old samurai district
19th Century red brick architectural relic from Hokkaido’s industrial heyday
Autumn in Japan, landscape dyed in red, orange, and brown
Discover Japan’s timeless country landscape
Majestic Mt. Fuji, viewed from the shores of a quiet, idyllic lake
Beautiful moss and streams that epitomize Yakushima - Shiratani Unsuikyo
Timeless Okinawan island landscape - framed by a row of Bise trees
Warm spring welcome by 200 beautiful blooming Sakura trees