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.More
Kinkaku-ji Temple is an ancient Japanese temple located in Kyoto and completed in 1397. It was originally the villa of General Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, and was later changed to the Zen temple "Bodhi Sho". Kinkaku-ji Temple was originally called Shikakuen-ji Temple. It is also known as Kinkaku-ji Temple because the bread has gold leaf outside the building. In addition to being a well-known tourist attraction, it has also been designated as a national treasure by the Japanese government and has become a symbol of Kyoto.
Although I came in winter the place was still covered in greenery. The Golden Pavillion is absolutely stunning. Its reflection in the lake is so beautiful it simply takes your breath away. Luckily there weren't too many people and we got a chance to really enjoy and appreciate the peacefulness of this place.
My winter vacation was fantastic. I went to Japan with my parents after Spring Festival.I made an attentive plan before leaving China. What a different feeling! We decided to go to Kyoto at first. Kyoto was a small but accient city. There were many traditional buildings on the streets. The streets in Japan impressed me. All the streets were clearly. There was no rubbish anywhere. On the first morning, we went to the Golden Pavilion.A building in there was package by gold foil. You can learn something about Japan Temples in there. Talking about foods, we had sushi and sashimi for lunch. They were super fresh and tasty.If you come to Kyoto, a bowl of stretched noodles is a must! You can taste all kinds of Japanese stretched noodles in there. The next day, we went to Nara by subway. Don’t worry about transportation, The subay, the bus, and the train are all convenient. We saw the biggest wooden building in the world, the Todaji Temple. Then we fed deers. There were many deers anywhere in Nara. I wonder where did they sleep. You can buy deers’food in Nara Park. Please remember put the deers’food in a plastic bag, so deers may follow you to get the food. The roast Japan Beef is a good choice for lunch. I ate a lot. Most of the waiters and the employees could speak easy English. Japanese were helpful and kind. Service was attentive. I studied some history of Japan. This trip brought me good memory.
This small temple sits on an island in a pond. It is very pretty, especially if there is snow. However, the hordes of visitors are herded along a path, and there are very few places where one can take snapshots that are not spoiled by fellow visitors. "Quiet" and "peaceful" are not adjectives I would use for a kinkakuji visit.
Such a niceplace. Not that big but it doesn't matter. Beautiful temple and garden. I loved it.