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Kinkaku-ji
Top 2 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.6/5
2,530 Reviews
Temple
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Closed Open from 9:00am-5:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: 1 Kinkakujicho, Kita, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone: +81-75-4610013

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I have always been in awe whenever I get to set my feet at Kyoto.I love the rustic and crisp aura it’s exudes.My love to green tea products , anything about matcha I had this perfect picturesque meet up with this overly yummy and delightful treat

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Introduction

Kinkaku-ji is an ancient Japanese temple in Kyoto. Completed in 1397, it originally served as the villa of shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, but was later transformed into a Zen Buddhist temple. Originally named Rokuon-ji (literally "Deer Garden Temple"), it is also known as the Temple of the Golden Pavilion owing to the gold foil that the outside of the building is wrapped in. In addition to being a famous tourist attraction, Kinkaku-ji has also been designated as a National Treasure by the Japanese government and is a symbol of Kyoto.
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Helpful Information

The Golden Pavilion Zen Temple is a popular location in Kyoto. There are often many tourists at the temple at mid-day. If you want to avoid the crowds, Tourists are encouraged to enjoy the temple when the doors open in the morning or in the early evening before the close of the grounds. There is a small tea room at the Kinkakuji Temple, for a break and some zen relaxation. The tea room offers matcha desserts and traditionally prepared tea.
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