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Jisho-ji Temple (Ginkaku-ji Temple) (慈照寺(銀閣寺))

A mountain retreat modeled after the Kinkaku-ji Temple (Gold Pavillion Temple) built by Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, grandfather of the eighth Muromachi shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa, in 1482. After Yoshimasa’s death, the villa was turned into a Rinzai Shokoku-ji school Zen Buddhist temple and, based on Yoshimasa’s posthumous name, the temple was named the Jishoji Temple. The Kannon Hall, commonly known as the Ginkaku (Silver Pavillion), is simple and elegant in its design; the Togu-do hall is the oldest extant example of ancient Japanese shoin-zukuri architecture and is designated a National Treasure.

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Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Ginkakujichou 2 (Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea)

phone 0757715725
place

[3/1-11/30]8:30-17:00
[12/Jan.-Feb. end]9:00-16:30
*Hours may differ during special Admission fee

Review of Ginkakuji Temple

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Reviewed:2020/03/23 Beautiful!
This was one of the nicest places we visited during out time in Japan. It was immaculately kept, beautifully designed and peaceful despite being quite busy. The path climbs to the top of the hill and...
Reviewed:2020/03/22 A must do!!!
We took a taxi to this Silver Pavilion temple - super fast as it is complicated by public transit. It is NOT silver, but has SPECTACULAR gardens and a very cool silver sand cone. Great for strolling...
Reviewed:2020/03/15 Ginkakuji Temple
Ginkakuji is similiar in the first view to more famous Kinkauji (except gold on the walls) but is it worse? Denfinitely not! This place is peaceful, contemplative and somehow more magical than its...

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Address
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Ginkakujichou 2 [map]
Area
Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea
Phone
0757715725
Hours
[3/1-11/30]8:30-17:00
[12/Jan.-Feb. end]9:00-16:30
*Hours may differ during special Admission fee
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Goten Admission fee to worship]
[Adults/High School Students]500yen
[Small/Junior High School Students]300yen
*Times may vary during special Admission fees
Parking Lot
Available
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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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.