Kinkaku (The Golden Pavilion)
Kyoto, Japan

Date of visit: 04 July 2016

Kinkaku or known as The Golden Pavilion is a Buddhist hall containing relics of Buddha, part of a Rokuon-ji Temple in the Shokokuji School of Rinzai Sect.

Gold foil on lacquer covers the upper two levels and a shining phoenix stands on top of the shingled roof. It gives beautiful golden reflection on surrounding water.

Tickets: ¥400/adult, ¥300/child

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