I walked this path on my way to Ginkaku-Ji. It is really worth a visit. But it was really hot when I was there in July. Around 30 degrees Celsius.
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The cherry trees were still blooming, there was no so many tourists and I had the feeling of quietness. This is also a residential quarter. Must seen!
Nice way to end the day if you stay away from the crazy shops at 1 end. There are a few small local artisan shops along the way. I bought a beautiful silk jacket from one of them.
We rode borrowed bikes along this lovely path. Lovely shady area, passing through many neighborhoods, with the opportunity to stop and get something to eat and browse in many interesting small shops. Excellent way to explore this part of Kyoto.
Just as we entered the Silver Temple area we were approached by three young girls in full traditional kimono dress they were studying English at Kyoto University and wanted to be our guides to practise their English. It was a delight to talk to them,...More
sincei was a student i used tk walk here a lot. i lived near kyoto university. now seldom i go once or twice a year. still feel grat to be here.