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  Cultural Attractions

The Ginkaku-ji Temple, known as the Silver Pavilion, is a 15th century Zen temple with a sand garden, moss garden, and reflecting pond. Silver Pavilion is a misnomer as it does not have any silver elements, though the original plans were for it to be covered in the metal.



About Ginkakuji

 Kyoto, Japan

 Nearest Transit: Keage (Line: Tozai)

Ginkakuji and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile

Anraku-ji(0.6 km)
The Anraku-ji Temple presents a breathtaking sight in cherry blossom season and autumn, which are the only times it is accessible to the public.


Chion-in(2.6 km)
Chion-in is the sacred headquarters of the Jodoshu sect founded by priest Honen in 1175.

Eikandō Temple

Eikandō Temple(1.4 km)
The Eikan-do Temple is the headquarters of the Seizan branch of the Jōdoshū Buddhist sect, and features an unusual wooden statue of the Amida Buddha, Mikaeri Amida, that looks to the right rather than facing forward.


Honen-in(0.4 km)
Honen-in is a Jodoshu temple built in 1680 to honor the priest Honen.

Heian Shrine

Heian Shrine(1.8 km)
The Shinto Heian Shrine was built in 1895 to commemorate the 1100th anniversary of Heian-kyo (Kyoto).


Koun-ji(1.1 km)
The Kounji Temple is known for its shakkei gardens which frame the Higashiyama hills.

Kyoto City Zoo

Kyoto City Zoo(1.9 km)

Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art

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