The Philosopher's walk in Kyoto is so named after a philosophy professor - Nishida Kitaro, who used to walk along this cherry tree lined canal for his daily constitutional. We started at the Ginkaku-ji (Silver temple) end and wandered down until hunger got the better of us and we stopped for a bowl of noddles & tofu - a specialty of this part of Kyoto. Although it must be spectacular during sakura season, we really enjoyed the quietness, incredible greens of the trees in early summer, little cafés & shops and glimpses through doorways along the way.
Hiki recently did the same walk. You can see it through her eyes here.