Saturday, April 26, 2014

Kinkaku-ji Temple | 金閣寺 , Japan

Kinkaku-ji, commonly known as the Golden Pavilion, is a Zen temple in northern Kyoto whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf.The temple was the retirement villa of the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu.

The temple is part of the Unesco WHS, inscribed as “The Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)”. This site consist of seventeen parts that are situated in Kyoto and surroundings. 


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