Kyoto is one of the best cities in Japan for a stroll. Not too big, not too small and your nearly guaranteed to stumble across a bit of history. One of my favourite walks is the Philosopher’s Path (哲学の道, Tetsugaku no michi). Starting off near the Silver Pavilion (Jisho-ji or Ginkaku-ji, depending on the map) it’s about two kilometers long and is lined with cherry trees, restaurants and even a potters workshop or two. You may even see some huge koi in the canal.