Rokuon-ji Temple (Kinkaku-ji Temple)鹿苑寺(金閣寺)
This temple began when third generation shogun of the Muromachi shogunate Ashikaga Yoshimitsu inherited the Saionji family's mountain villa and called the villa “Kitayamadono.” After his death it was changed into a Zen temple named “Rokuonji.” The reliquary hall is a three-story building shining beautifully in gold and looks pretty reflected in the Kyokoike (mirror pond). This brilliant architecture was a symbol of Kitayama culture but burned down in a 1950 fire, then was rebuilt in 1955. In 1994 it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kita-ku Kinkakujichou 1
[Opening hours for worship]9:00-17:00
Review of Kinkakuji TempleTripAdvisor Traveler Rating
An interesting walk as part of our tour....which included a few shrines .
Not much to see beyond the gardens and building photo ops .
Might be worth arriving early!
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kita-ku Kinkakujichou 1 [map]
- [Opening hours for worship]9:00-17:00
- open everyday
- [Friday] Adults (High School Students and above) 400yen, Elementary/Junior High School Students 300yen
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
- Not available
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- View route from Station View route from Bus Stop View route from IC View route from Parking
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Kyoto Main Areas
Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.