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Rokuon-ji Temple (Kinkaku-ji Temple)鹿苑寺(金閣寺)

Temple

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.

place

Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kita-ku Kinkakujichou 1

phone 0754610013
place

[Opening hours for worship]9:00-17:00

Review of Kinkakuji Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/12/03 Nice place for a walk
It's a beautiful setting with vendors at start and finish.
An interesting walk as part of our tour....which included a few shrines .

Not much to see beyond the gardens and building photo ops .
Reviewed:2018/12/02 Instagramable tourist spot!
Beautiful site and a very nice area to walk around. It was a bit busy when we went around.

Might be worth arriving early!
Reviewed:2018/12/01 A fantastic morning adventure with very young children
A great pleasure to connect at this Temple with nature and history. Travelling with a 3 year old and an 18 month old. Family friendly venue.

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Address

Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kita-ku Kinkakujichou 1 [map]

Phone

0754610013

Hours
[Opening hours for worship]9:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Friday] Adults (High School Students and above) 400yen, Elementary/Junior High School Students 300yen
Parking Lot
Available(250spaces)
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.

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          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.

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