日本での一年間

April 26, 2009

Kyoto (The Philosopher’s Path-Part 1)

Filed under: Domestic, Kansai, Trips — myyearinjapan @ 12:34 am

Kyoto seems like a city of endless places for a tourist to visit. Countless Temples and Shrines dot the maps of this ancient city. Even if you restrict yourself to the most famous ones, you’ll have a spend a good couple of weeks in Kyoto to see them. Kyoto has 17 places listed as UNESCO world heritage sites and many more listed as Japanese National Treasures.

Our first stop on our trip around Kyoto was the Philosopher’s Path, sometimes also called the Philosopher’s Walk (哲学の道). It starts at the Silver Pavilion (銀閣寺) and follows a creek, going by many other (mostly less important) temples and shrines and ends at another famous temple, Nanzenji (南禅寺).

It says, Philosophers Path (哲学の道看板)

It says, "Philosopher's Path" (哲学の道看板)

The cherry blossoms were barely starting to bloom

The cherry blossoms were barely starting to bloom

I think these are plum blossoms. The plum blossoms bloom before the cherry blossoms

I think these are plum blossoms. The plum blossoms bloom before the cherry blossoms

More plum

More plum

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