Combine a romantic name like 'Philosopher's Path' with lots of cherry trees, and what do you have? One of Kyoto's loveliest attractions in spring. You can walk beside the canal through a sakura dream, thinking philosophical thoughts. When you get tired or hungry, there are plenty of cafes and restaurants along the way. There are also lots of craft stores where you can buy souvenirs for those unlucky friends that couldn't come with you!
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I came to Japan in 2003 to teach English. I lived in Shiga prefecture for one year, and it still holds a special place in my heart. I lived in Kyoto for nine years, then moved to Machida, Tokyo in 2014 after meeting my Japanese partner. I love to take photos, and my Japan in Pictures Facebook page has some 40,000 followers. I have been the Regional Partner for Yamanashi Prefecture since 2014. I am enjoying exploring the prefectures around Tokyo (I like to get off the beaten track), and I hope the photos and stories I share will encourage more people to discover this wonderful country.