"Silver Pavilion" Ginkaku-ji (Silver Pavilion) Tip by SallyM

Ginkaku-ji (Silver Pavilion), Kyoto: 39 reviews and 101 photos

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  • Ginkaku-jo - Kyoto
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The Ginkakuji Temple, or Silver Pavilion, is a world cultural heritage site and an ideal place to start or end a stroll along the 'Philosopher's Walk.

The temple was originally the mountain retreat of shogun Yoshimasa, who originally planned to cover the pavilion in silver, as a tribute to his grandfather, who covered Kinkaku-ji in gold leaf. However, he was unable to do so as a result of the Onin War.

The gardens are designed to appear beautiful in every season.

Admission is 500 yen.

Address: 2 Ginakuji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
Directions: Higashiyama district.
Phone: (075) 771-5725
Website: http://www.ginkaku-ji.or.jp

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  • Written May 2, 2011
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