Philosopher’s path in Kyoto

Sometimes foreign people know about sightseeing place more than local people. Today we got a new order of engagement photo shooting in Kyoto. Mostly those who take pre wedding in Kyoto like Gion, Kamogawa, Arashiyama and so on. But this time they request “Philosopher’s path” at Shishigatani Kyoto that we have never even heard before for there engagement photo. When we checked this location and map, we recognized it is not so far from the city and quite good location for photo shooting. So we decided to make one page of blog to share “Philosopher’s path” to everybody.
Kyoto Philosopher's path
“Philosopher’s path” is narrow river side path. You will see the sign board written “哲学の道” when you get on the road. It really silent place even though it locate in Kyoto city, and provide totally different scene every four seasons. Especially spring and autumn are worth to visit for sure.
 
Kyoto Philosopher's path Cherry blossom landscape
Spring: The street is going to be full of cherry blossom. The period in the end of March to the beginning of April, this is the best season for cherry blossom in Kyoto. You may feel like that you are walking inside of tunnel with various shades of pink color. Blossom on the tree, petal falling rocked in the window and waving on the river water, they all make you feel calm and captivating.
 
Kyoto Philosopher's path maple leaf landscape
Autumn: is the season the most people visit to Kyoto. Maple leaf season is much longer than cherry blossom’s one. Kiyomizu temple is so packed by tourists in day and night time. But this Philosopher’s path also offers great scene in autumn season with vivid color leaves such as red, yellow, orange and green. Fallen leaves keep its vivid color for long time. You can keep some and use it for bookmark or decorations as well. This is not private area so it’s free to take pre wedding, engagement, or any kinds of photo. If you take photos in this beautiful landscape, we are sure that it would be unforgettable memory.
 
Kyoto Philosopher's path summer Kyoto Philosopher's path snow scene
Summer and winter: are also nice to visit too. Silent path surrounded by green tree of summer make you feel cooler than middle of city. There are less visitor, so it must be good place to take a rest and avoid hot weather. In winter temperature goes down to negative sometimes and you may think it’s a bit too cold to walk outside, but we can promise with real confidence that you will never ever see this snow scene in Hong Kong.
 

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Basic information of Kyoto

About Kyoto
Kyoto city is the former Imperial capital of Japan for more than one thousand years, has lots of historical temples. Kyoto is next to Osaka and Hyogo prefecture. These three cities are called “三都 three capitals”, and very popular for foreign tourists. Compared to Osaka and Kobe cities Kyoto is not very modern city, but no city in Japan offers traditional scene and atmosphere like Kyoto. Luckily Kyoto is removed from the list of target cities for the atomic bomb in world war II, so lots of historical temples, shrines and other structures still survive today in the city.
Weather of Kyoto
The average temperature: 15.9 °C
The average annual rainfall: 1,491.3 mm
The highest temperature: 33.3°C (August)
The Lowest temperature: 1.2°C (January)
*Investigation: 1981 – 2010
Weather of Kyoto
Rainy season of Kyoto
Rainy season in Kyoto prefecture starts on 6th – 10th June and end on 18th – 23rd July. After rainy season, temperature get higher and humidity is also still very high due to basin terrain. This hot weather make leaves on three colour fresh green and it makes us feel a bit cooler. Normally it rains more in September than August, it seldom rain hard in maple leaf season (October and November).
Rainy season of Kyoto
Population of Kyoto
The population of Kyoto prefecture is around 2,607,000 as of June 2016 (13th highest population density). 1,500,000 people in all population lives in Kyoto city.
Geography of Kyoto
To the south, it faces Osaka and Nara Prefectures and it faces Hyōgo Prefecture to the west. Kyoto is known that one of the three main cites (三都) in Kansai area with Kobe and Osaka.
Total area of Kyoto prefecture is around 4,613 km2
Area rank: 13th / all 47 prefectures in Japan.
Popular local food of Kyoto
Kyoto’s traditional dishes are called “Kyo-Ryori 京料理”, looks like set menu that has many kinds of dishes served by many small bowls. Mostly all dishes are cooked with local organic ingredients. Especially tofu hotpot, Japanese pickles and grilled fish are their regular menu and all those are decorated by chef such as work of art. Not only tasting but also seeing dishes is one of our pleasure.

kyoto local foods
Transportation of Kyoto
●JR West ●Kintetsu Kyoto line ●Hankyu Kyoto line ●Keihan Electric Railway
●Kyoto city subway ●Kyoto kotsu ●Keifuku Electric Railway ●Eizan railway

IF you move around in Kyoto city, we highly recommend you to buy one day bus card (Adult: 500 Yen , Child: 250 Yen). In front of JR Kyoto station, there is bus information centre and they sell 1day pass ticket for one day and you can get bus map that shown all bus numbers, destinations, locations of bus stop and so on. It’s fixed fare (Adult: 500 Yen , Child: 250 Yen), and you can take buses as many times as you need. On the first ride of a day, when you put your card into machine it mark the date on the back of your card and from 2nd time you ride, you just need show the driver the date printed. It’s very convenient.

(Kansai international airport to Kyoto)
>Airport Limousine bus (Adult: 2,550 Yen, Child: 1,280 yen | Round trip: 4,180 Yen)
*Time schedule: http://www.okkbus.co.jp/en/timetable/kix/t_kyt.html

(Osaka station to Kyoto station)
>JR Kyoto Line (Shin-kaisoku / 29 mins / 560 Yen)

(Sannomiya station (Kobe) to Kyoto station)
>JR Kobe Line (Shin-kaisoku / 51 mins / 1,080 Yen)
Recommendation of sightseeing spots in Kyoto
Arashiyama (嵐山), Kiyomizu temple (清水寺), Amano hasidate (天橋立),
Fushimi Inari Shirine (伏見稲荷大社)
Number of travelers from Hong Kong who stayed at Kyoto
(2014) 111,400 people
(2015) 193,230 people (+ 73%)
Major events and festivals of Kyoto
●Gion festival (at Yasaka shrine in July)
●Aoi festival (at Kamigamo shrine and Shimogamo Shrine at middle of May)
●Jidai festival (at Kyoto gosho, Heian shrine on 22nd October)
and much more.
Celebrities from Kyoto
Kumi Kouda, Emi Suzuki, Masakazu Tamura, Tetsuji Tamayama, Kimiko Date, Shinsuke Shimada, Daisuke Matsui, Katsuya Nomura, Aya Sugimoto, Kazumi Saito, Misono, Chihara brothers, Daisuke Miyagawa
Professional sport teams of Kyoto
●Football
>Kyoto Sanga FC >Amitie Sports Club
●Basketball
>Kyoto Hannaryz
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