The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

The ancient capital of Kyoto preserves many ancient temples and palaces which dated back hundreds of years ago, the most prominent is the Kinkakuji Golden Temple.


The Golden Pavilion, also known as the 14th century Kinkakuji Temple, is one of the most popular destinations in the area. The former temple was the residence of General Yoshimitsu Ashikaga. After his death, this place was converted into a pagoda. The place where he lived was gold leaf prominent in the mountains.



The Golden Pagoda was built in the middle of a large lake, surrounded by many green trees that made the space become fanciful, such as the place to fight the scene. Reflected image of the golden pagoda glittering under the lake, surrounded by bonsai trees and trees that make visitors happy, admirable when coming here.


The Golden Pagoda was built in the middle of a large lake, surrounded by many green trees that made the space become fanciful, such as the place to fight the scene. Reflected image of the golden pagoda glittering under the lake, surrounded by bonsai trees and trees that make visitors happy, admirable when coming here.


At the top of the golden pagoda, a gold-plated phoenix was attached. The emblem of General Yoshimitsu Ashikaga. Guests can ring behind the temple for a closer visit. The temple was built three stories. The first floor is made of white plaster, making the two floors become more prominent. In the temple at the floor are displayed statues, bodhisattvas and kings in the heaven.


Another special point at Golden Pagoda: each visit here is designed as a safety spell. The tourists often keep it to wish the luck.

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