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One of Kyoto's most famous attractions, this temple was originally built in 1397 as a residence for shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. The structure was completely covered in gold leaf, earning it the name Golden Pavilion.
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We came here on a private tour 30th of Oct '18 around midday, hx of this temple is very interesting, gardens are lovely and it's certainly unique given it's coated in real gold leaf. It was veryyyyy busy when we went, we found out throughout...More
Stunning building, stunning grounds, I can see why this is number 1 thing to do ! No faults whatsoever ever.
It’s 3 stops on the bus from the station and it’s a flat fair per person, no change given, 230 yen per person. You can...More
Nice setting for the pictures but this place is constantly crowded, even right after the opening. I’m always surprised how little time I spend here every visit. All in all, less than 30min.
The loud tourists, the constant crowd and the traffic officers leading you...More
We visited on a beautiful sunny day which made the experience more amazing. The sun reflecting from the golden temple was breathtaking, sadly because its such a holy place the temple itself is not open to the public. That does not detract from the amazing...More
Kinkakuji temple is a place not to miss in Kyoto. The sun came out at the perfect time to get a great photo.Everyone follows a set path around the grounds . It is quite uneven and take a walking stick if you have one. It...More
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's most gorgeous architectural gems, including the majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the
district now boasts some of its most remote and peaceful hot springs, as well as a few of its best family-run mom-and-pop restaurants. A blend of extremely local at its outskirts, and highly peopled at its tourist centers, Northern Kyoto nonetheless retains a halcyon air in harmony with nature.
Kyoto is not located by the sea. You must take a bus from the dock to Kyoto city. It's easy to go to Kinkaku ji from the Kyoto station (bus 205). It takes around 45 minutes, it dépends on the traffic. I wish your agios trip... More
Kyoto is not located by the sea. You must take a bus from the dock to Kyoto city. It's easy to go to Kinkaku ji from the Kyoto station (bus 205). It takes around 45 minutes, it dépends on the traffic. I wish your agios trip on Japan !
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As far as I can remember there are no steps to view the temple as this is very close to the beginning. There are some steps further along but that is when you are away from the temple and the main attraction. I would... More
As far as I can remember there are no steps to view the temple as this is very close to the beginning. There are some steps further along but that is when you are away from the temple and the main attraction. I would recommend getting there early and I’m sure the staff would be accommodating.