We spent about 2 hours strolling along the 'Philosopher's Walk' on a sunny Sunday (2Dec2012) morning after visiting the 'Silver Temple'. It is a most memorable moment and (in our opinion a must experience in Kyoto) with many photogenic scenes. It is located between the 'Silver Temple' and Eikan-do Temple. The following were our experiences :
a) Leisure and serene walk with many beautiful autumn leaves. Read that it is one of the most beautiful places to view Sakura. Saw many bare Sakura trees on the path.
b) Not crowded on a Sunday autumn morning.
c) Good way to relax away from the crowds.
d) There are shops and cafe along the path to relax and distract.
e) Near the end of the path (South side) we saw many beautiful and fluffy cats basking in the morning sun.
f) No entrance fee.
a) You need at least 1 hour to enjoy the path. If time is tight, suggest to visit the South side which is more beautiful.
b) Go in the morning, where the morning sun is perfect for photo taking.
c) Not well promoted. So not crowded.
d) No public bathroom facilities. Use the cafe bathrooms.
Will return during spring. Must see attraction!