At the foot of Higashiyama Mountain Range, this walkway was peaceful with the sound of water rippling under lush trees and a handful of hikers here and there. But if I thought I’d escaped the tourist shops, I was wrong. They kept appearing along the route.
This pathway dated from the late 1800s, but was later extended. It took until 1968 to complete the 1.8 kilometre walking trail by Lake Biwa Canal. Nishida Kitaro, one of Japan’s famous philosophers was said to have used this path. I followed in his footsteps.