Kinkaku-ji, the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most popular tourist attraction in Kyoto

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Kyoto Half-Day Tour Including the Golden Pavillion

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Private Scholar-led Kyoto Walking Tour: Japanese Gardens and Landscape

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Half Day Tour of Nijo Castle and Golden Pavilion in Kyoto

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Private Tea Ceremony Experience and Japanese Lunch in Kyoto

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Kyoto Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

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Full Day Traditional Photo Tour in Kyoto including Transportation by Luxury Van

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Private Full Day Kyoto Streets Tour with a Photographer

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Kinkaku-ji Temple, Kyoto

Kinkaku-ji, the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most popular tourist attraction in Kyoto.

Kinkaku-ji, the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most popular tourist attraction in Kyoto. The original complex was built in 1397, but the present structures date from 1955, rebuilt after the pavilion was burnt down in 1950 by a monk while the rest of the buildings had been destroyed during the 15th century Onin War. The top 2 storeys of the 3-storeyed Golden Pavilion are covered in gold-leaf, and each floor exhibits its individual architectural style. Highlights include the relics of the Buddha, the bronze phoenix on the roof, the shakkei gardens, and reflecting pond with an islet representing Japan.


Hours

Sun

9:00

17:00

Mon

9:00

17:00

Tue

9:00

17:00

Wed

9:00

17:00

Thu

9:00

17:00

Fri

9:00

17:00

Sat

9:00

17:00

About Kinkaku-ji Temple

 1 Kinkakujicho, Kita Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 603-8361, Japan

 +81 75-461-0013

 www.shokoku-ji.jp

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The Daitokuji is a large Zen Buddhist temple complex with 24 smaller sub-temples, of which 8 are open to the public

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The Ninna-ji Temple was originally built in 888 AD by the Emperors Koko and Uda to venerate the Amida Buddha, but was largely destroyed by fire in the 15th century, with most of the present structures built in the 17th century sponsored by the Tokugawa Shogunate

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