Kyoto Japan: Guide To Golden Pavilion Temple And Photo Gallery

I took photos of every angle of Golden Pavilion Temple, I’m not obsess. I was just mesmerized by the beauty of it.

It’s a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, one of the famous temples in Japan. Also known as Kinkaku-ji and officially named Rokuon-ji.

This temple is one of the main reasons why I wanted to visit Kyoto. It is indeed as beautiful as you can see it in post cards. It’s surrounded by lush green and you can see its reflection on the pond. I think, it’s even prettier during autumn.

Although, there’s really nothing much to see, aside from this golden temple and the nature that surrounds it. Yet, it’s one of the most visited destinations in Japan. It’s always full of tourists. Early morning is a perfect time to visit if you want to stay away from the crowd.


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Kinkaku-ji is open daily from 9am to 5pm. Admission is ¥400. Take bus numbers 101 or 205 from Kyoto Station to the Kinkaku-ji Michi bus stop. If you are coming from another part of the city, you can also take the number 59 and 12 buses to the Kinkaku-ji Mae bus stop.

I liked that their public buses would actually announce if the bus is heading to a certain tourist spot, so you will be prompted if you have to alight to the bus stop.

Have you visited this temple or Kyoto? I had loved to hear your travel experience, share with us below.


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