Kinkakuji Temple: Kyoto’s Golden Pavilion
Kyoto Kinkakuji Temple: The Symbol of Japanese History
Kinkakuji (金閣寺) a.k.a. “Temple of the Golden Pavilion” is a must-visit landmark in Kyoto. The Zen Buddhist temple was built in 1397, originally as the retirement villa of the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. After his death, the villa was converted to the Zen temple as it is now.
The official name of Kinkakuji is Rokuonji (鹿苑寺). It is one of the most popular tourist sites and iconic buildings in Japan, attracting a large number of visitors from all over the world. The temple is one of 17 locations of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto which are designated to World Heritage Sites. In each season, the temple displays astonishing scenery collaborating with the beautiful nature of Kyoto.
Overviewing Kinkakuji Temple!
Address: 1 Kinkakujicho, Kita-ward, Kyoto
Nearest Station: 30 minutes by bus from Kyoto station (№101,205)
Hours: 09:00 to 17:00
Fee: 400 yen
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