Ginkaku-ji

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Believed to be named after Kinkaku-ji, Ginkaku-ji's official name is Tozanjishoji and is a registered World Heritage Site. The halls Kannonden, nicknamed "Ginkaku" and the Togudo are national treasures. The moss-covered garden around the lake Kinkyochi, a special historical site and place of scenic beauty, is also remarkable. You will be inspired by the beautiful temple and garden with its calm atmosphere that is reminiscent of the real Japan and its old capital Kyoto.

Address
22 Ginkakujicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Contact No.
+81-75-771-5725
Access
From JR Kyoto Station, take city bus 5 or 17 for 25 minutes, get off at Ginkakuji-michi and walk for 7 minutes.
Opening Hours / Holidays
8:30-17:00
Open all year round
Official Website
http://www.shokoku-ji.jp/
Time Required
30 min
Admission fee
High school students and older 500yen

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

Ginkaku

Ginkaku (silver pavilion) is what people call the national treasure Kannonden, the symbol of Ginkaku-ji. It does not actually have silver or any type of fancy decoration, but its blended appearance in the surrounding garden is a remarkable beauty. It is filled with Japanese charm and constantly attracts many tourists.

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Kinkyochi

The pond is at the center of the garden. It elegantly reflects the surrounding landscape. The circular garden that surrounds this lake is registered as a historic scenic beauty of Japan.

Kogetsudai and Ginshadan

On the property, there is Kogetsudai and Ginshadan, made out of Kyoto's special white sand. They are said to be used for illuminating the temple by reflecting the moonlight or for looking at the moon; however, its real purpose remains unknown. It is an impressive spot to see the contrast with Ginkaku.

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The Garden

Within Kyoto and its many beautiful gardens, Ginkaku-ji has an especially beautiful green. It was modeled after the garden of a temple known as Kokedera (moss temple), and the beauty of its moss is unbeatable. At the end of the garden, there is also a natural spring as well as an observatory with a great view.

Source:pixta

Ginkaku-ji

Believed to be named after Kinkaku-ji, Ginkaku-ji's official name is Tozanjishoji and is a registered World Heritage Site. The halls Kannonden, nicknamed "Ginkaku" and the Togudo are national treasures. The moss-covered garden around the lake Kinkyochi, a special historical site and place of scenic beauty, is also remarkable. You will be inspired by the beautiful temple and garden with its calm atmosphere that is reminiscent of the real Japan and its old capital Kyoto.

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

Ginkaku

Ginkaku (silver pavilion) is what people call the national treasure Kannonden, the symbol of Ginkaku-ji. It does not actually have silver or any type of fancy decoration, but its blended appearance in the surrounding garden is a remarkable beauty. It is filled with Japanese charm and constantly attracts many tourists.

Source:PhotoAC

Kinkyochi

The pond is at the center of the garden. It elegantly reflects the surrounding landscape. The circular garden that surrounds this lake is registered as a historic scenic beauty of Japan.

Kogetsudai and Ginshadan

On the property, there is Kogetsudai and Ginshadan, made out of Kyoto's special white sand. They are said to be used for illuminating the temple by reflecting the moonlight or for looking at the moon; however, its real purpose remains unknown. It is an impressive spot to see the contrast with Ginkaku.

Source:pixta

The Garden

Within Kyoto and its many beautiful gardens, Ginkaku-ji has an especially beautiful green. It was modeled after the garden of a temple known as Kokedera (moss temple), and the beauty of its moss is unbeatable. At the end of the garden, there is also a natural spring as well as an observatory with a great view.

Source:pixta

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