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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.


Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Ginkakujichou 2

phone 0757715725

[3/1-1/11/30] 8:30-17:00
[12/Jan.-Feb. end] 9:00-16:30
※ time may be different at the time of special admission fee

Review of Ginkaku-ji Temple

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Reviewed:2018/11/27 Good introduction to Kyoto
This was the first temple and gardens we visited in Kyoto and after viewing many others, we thought it was one of the better ones. Impressive clipped hedges walking up to the entrance. Excellent...
Reviewed:2018/11/26 Worth the tickets
Beautiful autumn foliage here. We went on a Sunday so it’s a bit crowded but it’s still a nice walk in the moss garden.
Reviewed:2018/11/25 Very nice stroll around the garden
This is a very nice place to take a stroll around the garden. Some of the sites in Kyoto are hard to get to, and to enjoy due to the popularity of the site. The silver pavilion is one that is often...

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[3/1-1/11/30] 8:30-17:00
[12/Jan.-Feb. end] 9:00-16:30
※ time may be different at the time of special admission fee
open everyday
[Gallen Admission fee to worship] Adults/High School Students 500yen, Junior High/Junior High School Students 300yen
※ Time may be different at special admission fee
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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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