A UNESCO World Heritage site, Ginkakuji was originally built as a villa for shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa and modeled after Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) The temple has two floors. The first floor, built in the same style as Saihoji Temple, is called Shinku-den, and the second floor Cho-onkaku is dedicated to Kannon, the Buddhist goddess of mercy. Despite its nickname as the Silver Pavilion, the exterior of the temple was never actually covered in silver, but rather painted white instead. The garden is comprised of the Silver Pavilion, Togudo Temple (East Seeking Hall), and a pond, accompanying a white sand garden representing the sea and waves.
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Higashiyama Jisho-ji or must known as Ginkakuji meaning Temple of Silver Pavillon located at Kyoto, Japan. With its moss covered gardens, bamboo groves, and interesting dry-sand garden, it is perfectly describe “simplicity is beauty”. Even before you enter the temple grounds you are greeted by a bamboo fence lined along towering hedges. You can’t help but look up as you walk along and admire the beautiful view of a line of sky between the foliage.
Entrance to the temple grounds is 500 yen.
Make sure you keep your admission ticket as it also doubles as a good luck charm! You can hang these charms on the entrance way of your home or on the door of a room. The charm is for good fortune and keeping your family safe.
Ginkaku Temple to enjoy maple, view the beautiful Kyoto dusk
Ginkakuji, also known as Dongshan Cezhao Temple, is one of the Tate's Temple of Xiangguo Temple. The name of the Ginkakuji Temple originates from the Edo period and is known as the Ginkakuji Temple opposite the Kinkakuji Temple. Although the name is opposite to the Kinkakuji Temple, it is different from the Kinkakuji Temple. Because the temple building of the Ginkakuji Temple is not decorated with silver, on the contrary, the Ginkakuji Temple fully reflects the Japanese aesthetics as light as tea.
The Guanyin Temple in the temple is a treasure of the country. The Yueyuetai with white sand and the silver beach filled with wavy lines are not to be missed. The dry landscape of the Ginkakuji Temple is a major focus of visiting the temple. It seems that the dry landscape here was rebuilt in the Edo period. It is said that the design of the dry landscape garden and the silver pavilion is built with the reflection of the night and the moonlight. It is even necessary to sit on the platform and wait for the moon to come out.
If you want to go to the observation deck on the mountain, you will first go through the pool spring returning garden together with Shiyuequan. There are many kinds of trees here, including the evergreen pine trees and the autumn leaves, as well as the early spring. The cherry blossoms, all year round, are all different colors.
The Ginkakuji Temple is not particularly famous for its scenic spots, but you can also see the red maple leaves here. At the beginning of December, after an autumn rain, there were already fallen leaves and the moss in the forest. It was also a beautiful picture.
The prospect of the Ginkakuji Temple is the best place to enjoy the old town of Kyoto. From the perspective of the city overlooking the mountains, the clouds are scattered, and the sunset light shines on the ancient city of Kyoto. The red maple leaves and the quaint temples are in front of each other, forming a beautiful and tranquil landscape.
== Travel Information ==
time in Ginkakuji-cho, Zuojing-ku, Kyoto Prefecture:
[March 1~November 30] 8
Among the temples in Kyoto, the temples such as Luyuan Temple, Cizhao Temple and Qingshui Temple are the most famous. Luyuan Temple is also called Kinkakuji Temple, and the Tszhao Temple is also known as the Ginkakuji Temple. The Ginkaku, the Ginkaku and the Feiyun Pavilion in the Nishi Honganji Temple are collectively known as the Three Pavilions of Beijing. They all have profound human values and unique architecture. aesthetics. The name of the
Ci Zhao Temple is called the Ginkaku Temple. The main reason is that there is a Guanyin Temple called the Silver Pavilion. This temple is the main hall of the Cizhao Temple. It is the eighth generation general of the Muromachi Shogunate era in Japan. Built by the relic temple in the temple (that is, the Golden Pavilion). The pavilion on the lake has two floors, and the roof is decorated with bronze phoenix statues, but it was placed in the middle and late 18th century.
Ci Zhao Temple has a stone court in the courtyard, and the Zen master's dream window opens the stone to create a beautiful arc of garden art on the ground. It is worth mentioning that most of the existing garden art in the Cizhao Temple is copied from the Middle-earth Tang Dynasty and can be regarded as the perfect legacy of the Tang Dynasty architecture in other places.
The architectural pattern of the whole Cixi Temple fully demonstrates the designer's superb artistic accomplishment, among which the dry landscape, the silver beach and the moon platform are the most special creations, especially the silver sand beach and the platform, the curve and the straight line design method. Simple and generous, although they were formed in the late Edo period in Japan, they have an aesthetic appeal across the ages.
Transportation: Take the city bus on the 5th, 17th, and 100th roads from JR Kyoto Station, get off at "Ginkakujiji" and walk for 5 minutes. Get off at "Kawasaki Main Line" and get off at "Machiwajima". 10 minutes
Kyoto Ginkakuji Temple, there should be a lot less people than the Golden Pavilion Temple. The bus can only go by bus. Dad is not willing to squeeze the bus and can only charter. First go to the Yongguantang where there are many people, then come to the Ginkakuji Temple. Because the glittering attic in the center of the pond at Kinkakuji has been seen in the circle of friends in spring and summer or autumn and winter, so choose the Ginkakuji Temple with few people.
Here is the villa courtyard built by the generals of Ashikaga to follow the grandfather's Kinkakuji. There is also a silver pavilion in the center of the pond. The one behind the tree in Figure 3 is not well maintained. Instead, I walked up the hill to see the scenery of the Ginkakuji Temple and Kyoto more interesting.