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Kinkaku-ji

4.6/5
2,519 Reviews
Temple
Closed Open from 9:00am-5:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: 1 Kinkakujicho, Kita, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone: +81-75-4610013

What people are saying:

The Kinkakuji Temple is really shining. You can only watch from a distance, you can’t go in and visit. It is very different from Chinese temples. I don’t know if there is a Buddha statue inside.

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Introduction

Kinkaku-ji is an ancient Japanese temple in Kyoto. Completed in 1397, it originally served as the villa of shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, but was later transformed into a Zen Buddhist temple. Originally named Rokuon-ji (literally "Deer Garden Temple"), it is also known as the Temple of the Golden Pavilion owing to the gold foil that the outside of the building is wrapped in. In addition to being a famous tourist attraction, Kinkaku-ji has also been designated as a National Treasure by the Japanese government and is a symbol of Kyoto.
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