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Philosopher's Walk

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Philosopher's Walk

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PRIVATE Experience Tea Ceremony wearing a Kimono in Kyoto MAIKOYA

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Experience a Japanese tea ceremony in Kyoto while wearing a kimono for an authentic taste of traditional Japan. Suitable kimono options are available for women and men, and you receive guidance on how to wear the provided kimono. Once you have donned the kimono, your tea master starts the tea ceremony. This package includes green tea and Japanese sweets, with ample time for photo ops.
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Safariholic wrote a review Jul 2020
Horsham, United Kingdom1,898 contributions457 helpful votes
Title kind of says it all to be honest. Easy to find, free, suitable for strollers, wheelchairs & prams, no steps or inclines involved, Cherry-tree lined, quiet and peaceful. Philosophers hidden secrets were not discovered & my 'Ying & Yang' stayed right where they belong. There were a couple of artists painting and drawing, and even more taking selfies etc. In Cherry Blossom Season it must be very special. I late Sept/Oct - very pleasant
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Date of experience: September 2019
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johnandlizb wrote a review Mar 2020
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom928 contributions320 helpful votes
We visited at the wrong time of year, and it is probably very beautiful in cherry blossom season. What we experienced was a very quiet path alongside little homes and shops and a small but very plain stream. A nice way to spend an hour or two soaking up quiet Japan, or at least in February.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Komator wrote a review Mar 2020
Barcelona, Spain650 contributions156 helpful votes
The Philosopher's path is a trail around a small river. Very quiet and relaxed. You can see traditional japanese houses around.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Francis M wrote a review Mar 2020
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom84 contributions12 helpful votes
The path can get a little congested even in rainy weather and out of season so take a care to make way for people coming in the opposite direction. There are routes right beside the canal, sometimes on the east bank and also on the road by the west bank if the etiquette of who gives way becomes tiresome. It does make a nice change from the bustle of downtown Kyoto, also there are some bijou cafes and restaurants along the way. Just don't expect a strenuous workout, although a couple of the temples close to the walk can give you decent uphill and descent work for a short while.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Roger O wrote a review Jan 2020
Tel Aviv, Israel157 contributions22 helpful votes
A lovely walk with many opportunities to branch on and off again into the surrounding neighbourhoods. Undoubtedly even more beautiful in the Sakura cherry blossom (early April) but probably very crowded too.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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