Kinkakuji (Gold Pavilion / 金閣寺), Kyoto, Japan
Dani W.
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Kinkakuji (Gold Pavilion / 金閣寺), Kyoto, Japan
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Kinkakuji (Gold Pavilion / 金閣寺), Kyoto, Japan
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Kinkakuji (Gold Pavilion / 金閣寺), Kyoto, Japan
Kinkakuji (Gold Pavilion / 金閣寺), Kyoto, Japan
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Japan Kinkakuji (Gold Pavilion / 金閣寺), Kyoto

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Kinkakuji is one of the jewels in the crown of Kyoto's rich medieval culture. This beautiful gold-lacquered pavilion sits perched above an artificial lake that integrates it into the carefully curated landscape gardening, rich in symbolism and Feng Shui traditions. Although this site is one of the most visited in Kyoto, the viewing deck allows for a view of the pavilion unobscured no matter how many visitors there are. The surrounding gardens showcase traditional tea houses and religious structures related to the imperial household.

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Winter time transforms the scene into a magical snowscape.

Travel Information

Get to Kinkakuji by bus or taxi from JR Kyoto station.
Spot Type Outdoor
Crowd Factor Lots of people
Best Timing Fall
Sunrise & Sunset 04:59 - 19:07 | current local time: 00:30
Photo Themes Garden Temple
Locations Kyoto

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