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World Heritage: Kinkakuji Temple (Golden Pavilion)4.5

No other building is so gorgeously covered all over in gold. This is one of many buildings in the precincts but gives the whole location the name of 'Gold Pavilion'. The building is not very big and not the one you can enter, but its glittering figure surrounded by a large serene pond and leafy garden will send you up to heaven. The original building was erected in 1397 as a retirement villa for a shogun but was later converted into a temple. It has been burnt down many times with the late...

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Wonderful temple !

Wonderful temple !

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Do you want to visit kinkakuji Temple becasue it is gorgeous and photo genic? then I will show you this templeis not only that but it is standing there with a lot of secrets which impress you.Everytime I visit it I will find something n...

Do you want to visit kinkakuji Temple becasue it is gorgeous and photo genic?
then I will show you this templeis not only that but it is standing there with a lot of secrets which impress you.Everytime I visit it I will find something new. Why not go with me?

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Kinkakuji temple is rather exceptional building in Japanese history, built In 1397, and it was lost by an incendiary fire in 1950, and rebuilt in 1955. That is why the building is so shiny and new. There is a secret and unbelievable sto...

Kinkakuji temple is rather exceptional building in Japanese history, built In 1397, and it was lost by an incendiary fire in 1950, and rebuilt in 1955. That is why the building is so shiny and new. There is a secret and unbelievable story about the fire. If you want, I am happy to explain to you the secret story.

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This temple is one of the 17 historic monuments of ancient Kyoto registered as World Heritage Site. It's most famous for its beautiful garden complex. It's an excellent example of the Muromachi period's garden design. Th...

This temple is one of the 17 historic monuments of ancient Kyoto registered as World Heritage Site. It's most famous for its beautiful garden complex.
It's an excellent example of the Muromachi period's garden design.
This period is considered to be a classical age of Japanese garden design.
The harmonies relationship between architecture and land scape were greatly emphasized and celebrated during this period.
In paricular, the sight where the Golden Pavilion is reflected in the pond boasts a breathtaking beauty.
Please visit this beautiful garden complex and feel Japan beauty!!

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The burning-down of Kinkaku-ji Temple was the theme of Yukio Mishima's novel "Kinkaku-ji" A young priest set fire to the original building in 1950 with his aesthetic senses of being perfect sight of the building going up i...

The burning-down of Kinkaku-ji Temple was the theme of Yukio Mishima's novel "Kinkaku-ji" A young priest set fire to the original building in 1950 with his aesthetic senses of being perfect sight of the building going up in flames. The present building was constructed in 1955. What is your aeshetic sense to this building Golden Pavilion ?

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Kinkakuji Temple will leave the impression on your mind, it is the one of the best memory in Japan. Glitter in the morning sun, being ablaze by the evening sun, anytime Kinkakuji promise you the view of magnificent appearance. Cher...

Kinkakuji Temple will leave the impression on your mind, it is the one of the best memory in Japan.

Glitter in the morning sun, being ablaze by the evening sun, anytime Kinkakuji promise you the view of magnificent appearance.

Cherry blossom in Spring, turned leaves in Fall, every season you can enjoy the temple in the garden.

But, in winter if you have a chance to come across Kinkakuji covered in snow, you are the one of the luckiest guests in Japan. Even local inhabitants can not see the beautiful and unforgettable combination of white and gold.

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I don't remember how many times I visited this gold temple. It gives a new and different impression each time, so I thin I can visit a hundred times without getting bored. Each season helps this temple look different, and it is alwa...

I don't remember how many times I visited this gold temple. It gives a new and different impression each time, so I thin I can visit a hundred times without getting bored. Each season helps this temple look different, and it is always awesome. This is a must see in Kyoto.

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It is said that the founder wanted to materialize the "Pure Land" of Buddhism by the combination of garden and golden pavilion. Goden Pavilion is three story building and the third floor houses the ashes of Sakyamuni, the fo...

It is said that the founder wanted to materialize the "Pure Land" of Buddhism by the combination of garden and golden pavilion.

Goden Pavilion is three story building and the third floor houses the ashes of Sakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism. It has a divine beauty.

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As soon as you enter the garden, the view of Kinkaku-ji suddenly appears just across the pond. You will feel taken back in time and deeply impressed by the beauty of the “Golden Pavilion”. The temple is one of the most representative in ...

As soon as you enter the garden, the view of Kinkaku-ji suddenly appears just across the pond. You will feel taken back in time and deeply impressed by the beauty of the “Golden Pavilion”. The temple is one of the most representative in Kyoto. It's best to visit early in the day, as it attracts a large number of visitors.


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