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Keage Incline

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Address: Nanzenjifukuchicho, Sakyoku, Kyoto 606-8435, Kyoto Prefecture
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free sakura viewing spot during sakura season

Come early because it is a popular sakura viewing spot. We walked from the Philosopher's Path to Keage Incline and the view was fantastic. There's several people doing photoshoots... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 July 2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Come early because it is a popular sakura viewing spot. We walked from the Philosopher's Path to Keage Incline and the view was fantastic. There's several people doing photoshoots in the area. It is also recommended to wear comfortable shoes because it is hard walking over stones

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woodford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

The cherry blossoms were fanntastic, especially the higher up the incline you walked. We went for the engineering structure and were blown away with the blossom. The walk started with the free museum at the bottom and we finished with the stroll next to the canal around to the aquaduct.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

It's free, and it's simply amazing during sakura season. An abandoned rail track with blooming sakura trees from a hill isn't something you would recommend to most tourists but you have to see it to believe how great this is. We had lunch here under the sakura trees, and people were taking their wedding pictures here. Really worth your time... More 

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Tsukuba, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

Keage Incline and Okazaki Canal are the must go in the cherry blossom season in Kyoto. Although these are not known as Philosopher's Path, Nanzen-ji, Heian Jingu, they are also very beautiful in the season. I was able to see great Sakura there this year!! It's great to combine Keage Incline and Okazaki Canal with Nanzen-ji(temple) and Heian Jingu(shrine)!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

It came as a surprise to me for how beautiful the cherry blossoms can transform a discarded rail track into! I'd walked and enjoyed the Philosophers Path cherry blossoms so much this morning that I didn't think that any other place in Kyoto could come close. I was dead wrong!!! Its a real beauty!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016

I got there via the aqueduct from Nanzen-ji and was blown away by the rail/boat incline lined with cherry trees. You won't get great photos because of so many tourists but it makes for a good stroll. And go right to the top to see the continuation of the canal disappearing into the mountain.

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Manila, Philippines
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

This walk way connect the temples from the hilly part of kyoto down to the more developed, residential part of kyoto where more temples are located. There are restaurants and souvenir shops around the area where in you can stop by. You can also get a feel of how the locals live here. The vibe is very relaxing and the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

We walked up here from Nanzenin temple - less than 10 minutes. Very interesting to see how they transported things back in the day

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Shah Alam, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015

Years ago during our marriage, we had a photo shoot at an old railway track. It was beautiful. So, when we saw this old railway track in keage incline, it kinda reminds us of the sweet memories we had back then. At first I was disappointed because I couldnt find the path leading toward keage incline from the brick aqueduct... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

We followed the unmarked trail to the Keage incline from the nearby Nanzenji, which can be entered from behind the distinctive brick aqueduct. You will walk along a small quiet canal for about 15 minutes to end up at the summit of the incline - tip: this saves you the climb up which can take some time. It was a... More 

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No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
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