Kinkakuji Temple Travel information

Kinkakuji Temple

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Introduction

Autumn leaves are beautiful in fall, snow scene is beautiful in winter

 

Kinkakuji Temple (‹ΰŠtŽ›:Kinkaku-ji) is also called Rokuonji Temple (Ž­‰‘Ž›:Rokuon-ji) and is one of the most famous sightseeing spots in Kyoto. It is also registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Kinkakuji was built by Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu in Muromachi Period. After the death of Yoshimitsu was named Rokuonji Temple and became a Zen temple.

 

The golden shining beautiful Kinkaku is Shindendzukuri (1st floor), Bukezukuri (2nd floor), Zenshubutsudenzukuri (3rd floor).

 

The scenery of Kinkakuji is shariden and the kyokochi pond that mirrors it.

 

Access

- About 30 minutes from JR "Kyoto station" by municipal bus.
It is a 5-minute walk from the bus stop "Kinkakuji road".

 

- About 35 minutes from the Hankyu train "Kawaramachi station" by municipal bus.
It is a 5-minute walk from the bus stop "Kinkakuji road".

 

-Recommended time-
Autumn leaves (November to December)

 

 

Related Web site

http://www.shokoku-ji.jp/k_about.html [Japanese]
by Shokoku-ji religious corporation

 

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