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Kinkaku-ji
Kyoto Top 2 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.6/5
2,554 Reviews
Temple
Liked by 81
Closed Open from 9:00am-5:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: 1 Kinkakujicho, Kita, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone: +81-75-4610013

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I have always been in awe whenever I get to set my feet at Kyoto.I love the rustic and crisp aura it’s exudes.My love to green tea products , anything about matcha I had this perfect picturesque meet up with this overly yummy and delightful treat

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  • Kylie M
    Kylie M
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    Beautiful gardens and so serene

    Fantastic visit to the temple, got some great photos. Very tranquil gardens and surrounds even though crowded.

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  • KRLaurence
    KRLaurence
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    Busy but beautiful

    It's a very busy temple and you do need to keep moving around but it's worth seeing. Possibly the most beautiful temple I was able to see in Japan

    Reviewed on /Date(1608327580000+0800)/
  • kburrill422
    kburrill422
    Charleston, South Carolina
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    Simply beautiful.

    The Golden Temple was really beautiful in person. There's a path that you walk around it and through some garden areas. There is a little courtyard with icecream, other snacks and bathrooms which is n...

    Reviewed on /Date(1603341030000+0800)/
  • Elisabethmh
    Elisabethmh
    Jessheim, Norway
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    A must see in beautiful surroundings

    Kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden Pavillion) - where to start! While staying in Kyoto this is an absolute must see and highly reccomended. Allthough it might be a bit crowded it is definitely worth a visit. ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1602101433000+0800)/
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    Safariholic
    Epsom, Surrey, England
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    Got to beat the Crowds

    Go as early as you possibly can, like Opening time. Planahead as to How to get theer You'll be pleased you did. It is so worth it

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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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