About Kinkaku-ji Temple
Kinkakuji is a temple of the Rinzai Shokoku Temple sect which says the official name is Rokuon temple. As its name, it is a very beautiful and famous temple that covers the exterior walls of the building with real gold leaf. Muromachi Shogunate 3rd General Yoshimitsu Ashikaga built the Kitayama Sanso, the temple is called Kinkakuji after his death.
Kinkakuji as a tourist destination is always crowded with school excursion students and foreign tourists. Many people take pictures in the background of Kinkakuji.
In recent years, although it is rare that the snow accumulates in Kyoto throughout the year, the roof of the Kinkakuji is covered with snow on the morning of the day when winter snows accumulate. There are many people who go to see and take pictures.
I also went to Kinkakuji to take pictures twice, and I also made plastic models. There is a charm that I want to visit even if I pay money still.
Kinkaku-ji Temple photos
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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada
1 Kinkakuji-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
|Adults (high school students and older) 400 yen, Elementary and junior high school students 300 yen
|Usual viewing season
Late November – Early December
Take routes 12, 59, 204, 205, MN205, M1, 101, or 102, get off at Kinkakuji-michi bus stop, and walk 3 minutes.
|For 30 large buses 1,000 yen per hour
Microbus 500 yen per hour
Private cars 300 yen per hour
Motorcycle 100 yen per hour
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