Walking the Path of Philosophy (Tetsugaku-no-Michi)

Kyoto, Japan

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  • Start or End: I started at Higashiyama Station (Google Map Directions), but probably better to start at Keage Station (Google Map Directions), and finished at the bus stop near the corner of Shishigatani Dori and Imadegawa Dori (Google Map Directions).
  • Length: 5.6km (3.5mi) in about 2hr
  • Grade: Easy. Flat, paved and short.
  • Date Walked: 23rd of November 2014

The Story

Crowds on the train, crowds at the temple, crowds on the path, crowds in the gardens and not much philosophising.

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