Ginkaku-ji Temple


About Ginkaku-ji Temple

Ginkaku-ji Temple

Ginkaku-ji Temple is formally called Higashiyamajisho Temple and is a temple of the Rinzai Shokoku Temple sect. In 1490 in the Muromachi period, it was erected as Jisho temple, to mourn the reclining Bodhi of Ashikaga Yoshimasa, who died in January of that year. Temple has architecture and gardens representing the Higashiyama culture that flourished in the late Muromachi period.

The route to temple is about 10 minutes walk east after getting off the Kyoto City bus 204 Ginkakuji Michi Station. It is in the place where the slope is finished.

Unlike the showy impression of Kinkakuji, Ginkaku-ji Temple has become a calm stance to feel the wabi sabi. I prefer this Ginkaku-ji Temple rather than the Kinkaku temple.

Ginkaku-ji Temple is a very beautiful temple in the pond, but because there is only one place that can be seen in the form, it might be difficult to take a good photograph when tourists are more. Temple is a very beautiful temple that is reflected in the pond, but
because there is only one location where that look like, it might be difficult to take a good photograph when the tourist is more.


Ginkaku-ji Temple photos

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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada


Location 〒606-8402
2 Ginkakuji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Telephone TEL 075-771-5725
Entrance fee Adults and high school students: 500 yen, Elementary and junior high school students: 300 yen
Usual viewing season red leaves
Mid November – Early December
Access City bus
・Take the 17, MN17, 203, 5, 32, 204, MN204, 100, or 102 bus to “Ginkakuji-michi” and walk about 10 minutes.
・Take Line 32 or 100, get off at Ginkakuji-mae bus stop, and walk 5 minutes.
Parking lot Municipal parking lot within 2 hours
For 14 buses 2,500 yen
40 units for your own car 800 yen
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