Kinkaku at Rokuon-ji


1 Kinkakuji-chō
Kyōto Kyoto Prefecture 603-8361 Japan

[Kinkaku at Rokuon-ji website]

geo: 35.039541,135.728488
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A UNESCO World Heritage Site, ''Rokuon - ji Temple was originally built as a villa by Ashikaga Yoshimitsu in 1397. It was converted into a temple after Yoshimitsu's death. Officially named Rokuonji Temple, this temple is famous both in Japan and abroad as a symbol of Kitayama culture. The Kinkaku, or 'Golden Pavilion,' is covered with gold leaf. Major repair work performed in 1987 has further enhanced its brilliance.'' The golden pavillion is situated at the edge of a reflecting pool surrounded by classic Japanese gardens.  Read more »

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