Kinkakuji, the Golden Pavillion

Kyoto’s magnificent golden temple


If this is your first time in Kyoto, Kinkakuji is one of the staples of Kyoto tourism. It’s one of the subsidiary temples of Shokokuji, but it has far surpassed the main temple in its fame amongst travelers. Inside, you’ll find the Shariden, the famous structure with its golden-leafed facade. The religion here is Rinzai Zen Buddhism. Enjoy the beautiful Japanese gardens, and take lots of photos!


Hours: 9am – 5pm Daily
Address: 1 Kinkakujicho, Kita Ward, Kyoto, 603-8361
Price: Adult 400 yen, Children 300 yen

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