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"Resplendent in gold (Kinkakuji)" Kinkaku-ji - Golden Pavilion Tip by Restless-in-kl

Kinkaku-ji - Golden Pavilion, Kyoto: 86 reviews and 189 photos

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Also known as the Golden Pavilion, Kinkakuji is beautiful especially on a bright sunny day. The sun really sets the pavillion aglow in gold, shimmering beautifully and reflected gloriously by the waters that surround it.

Construction began in 1397 as a residence for a retired shogun, but was converted to a Zen temple in 1408. It was burnt down in 1950 and present building has been rebuilt in 1955.

Peaceful setting to do a walk about. It's a nice place to have tea and Japanese sweet cake right after the pavillion (US$4.27 per person)

Entrance fee : US$3.42 per person
Hours : 9.30am - 5pm

Address: 1 Kinkaku-ji-cho, Kita-ku, North Kyoto
Directions: From Kyoto Station, go to platform 32 or 33 and take train to Em-machi. Come out of station and turn right at traffic lights. Go across to the left side of road and take bus 205 to Kinkakuji.
Phone: +81 75-461-0013

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 27, 2005
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