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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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If you are looking for that perfect Instagram photo, you’ll get it.
What you don’t see is the crammed bus ride to get there and back, it took us 45 mins there and 1 hour back. The place is packed and you’ll probably look at...More
We saw this as part of a tour and it was the last attraction on our schedule. The timing could not have been more perfect because just before susnset the lighting is spectacular for photographs. The temple is hugely popular and crowded of course but...More
Beautiful temple with gold exterior. Easy to walk around the ground. A lot of visitors taking photos. Since you cannot visit the inside of temple, so the length of the visit is not too long. It is worth a visit.
The bad part about this temple is that it is pretty much the only thing around it and the transportation system in Kyoto is less that good. We ended up taking a bus that dropped us off around the corner from the temple one afternoon....More
Kinkakuji is just one of those experiences you cannot have anywhere else in the world. Beautifully landscaped lands with a breathtaking centerpiece. Lots of amazing photo opportunities. Young kids may get a little bored. Once you do this and Ryoanji, take the kids to an...More
Although as a Sikh man the Golden temple in Amritsar still blows me away; Kinkakuji is a splendour in its own right.
Gorgeous gold embellished walls surrounded by a mote and Japanese foliage. The walk around the site is beautiful and the fresh air is...More
Our next stop after Ryoanji Temple was the Kinkakuji Temple. We boarded a bus that dropped us just outside the temple. We could see a flow of tourists going through a pebbled pathway. We only had to follow them. The moment we entered the gate...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.