Golden Pavilion

Another highlight of Kyoto is Kinkaku-ji, or in English “the Golden Pavilion”. The top two floors of this beautiful Zen temple are completely covered in gold leaf, and the structure is built overlooking a large pond. The temple’s gardens hold a few other spots of interest including Anmintaku Pond that is said to never dry up, and statues that people throw coins at for luck. Near the exit you’ll find small stalls selling traditional Kyoto food and souvenirs. Don’t forget to try the Yatsuhashi and sesame flavoured ice cream.

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3 Responses to “Golden Pavilion”
  1. Rajiv says:

    I remember this temple well. It is beautiful

  2. Celia says:

    Beautiful photos!

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