- Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion Temple
It is said that Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, the third shogun of the Muromachi Shogunate, took it over and built Kitayama-den, a mountain villa. Each of the three layers has a different structure, and the second and third layers are covered with pure gold leaf over lacquer. The “upside-down Golden Pavilion” reflected in Kagamiko Pond in front of the Golden Pavilion is also beautiful.
The garden, which is made in the typical style of the Muromachi period (1336-1573), and the sukiya-style tea ceremony house “Yukatei” are also highlights of the temple.
Approximately a 15 minute ride on Kyoto City Bus
Name Kinkakuji Golden Pavilion Temple Address 1 Kinkakuji-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto, 603-8361, Japan Tel 075-461-0013 URL https://www.shokoku-ji.jp/kinkakuji/ アクセス Approximately a 15 minute ride on Kyoto City Bus