Kinkaku-ji temple (Temple of the Golden Pavilion)
|Category||Temple / World Heritage|
When visiting Kyoto, the first place that often comes to mind is the Kinkaku-ji temple which is immensely popular not only among overseas visitors but Japanese as well. Listed as a word heritage site, its official name is Rokuon-ji temple. Covered in gold leaf, the glittering image creates a strong impact and is a sight to behold indeed. In spring, sakuras bloom; in summer it lies amidst rich foliage; in autumn it is surrounded by red maple leaves; and in winter it is covered in snow, making the gold look even more stunning. No matter what season it is, the view is simply awesome. This is one tourist attraction that first-time visitors to Kyoto must not miss and one that will remain firmly rooted to its top position.
The path continues till the So-mon gate(Main gate). The surrounding greenery makes you feel good, doesn't it?
(L) So-mon gate of Kinkaku-ji temple. The path after this leads to the Kara-mon gate(Chinese-style gate).(R) The Kara-mon gate can be seen in front. Turning left after the Kara-mon gate, the Kinkaku-ji temple comes into view after a short distance.
The unfolding view is simply amazing. The reflection in the lake looks beautiful too.*This article was created based on information available at the time of coverage. Please be aware that current conditions at these locations may differ from the contents of this article.Recorded July 13, 2012.
Kinkakujicho, Kita-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, 603-8361, Japan
|Open||9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.|
|Admission||400 yen - Adult, High school student300 yen - Junior high school student, Elementary school student|
|Access||City Bus Stop Kinkakuji-maeCity Bus Stop Kingakuji-michi|