Hello Japan - Japan Travel Guide

Kinkaku-ji Temple (Rokuon-ji Temple)

Travel Guide - Kinkaku-ji Temple (Rokuon-ji Temple)


Kinkaku-ji Temple was originally constructed in 1397 as a retirement villa for the third Muromachi Shogun, Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. After Yoshimitsu's death, the villa was converted into a Zen temple named Rokuon-ji Temple. Today, the temple is generally called "Kinkaku-ji" but it is actually a nickname which came from the temple's Kinkaku (Gold Pavilion) building.
After the temple was once burnt down by fire in 1950, a full reconstruction was completed in 1955. The reconstruction exactly followed the original design, but the gold-foil covering was extended to the lower floors. Also the gold-foil and lacquer on the Kinkaku building was restored again in 1987. As strolling the temple's landscape garden around a pond, visitors can enjoy the changing view of the shining golden building.
Kinkaku-ji Temple was registered as a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto in 1994.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:00 - 17:00


  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 400 yen (General, Adult)
  • 300 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 30 minutes from JR Kyoto Station by th #101 or 205 bus. Get off at Kinkakuji-Michi Bus stop.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 1, Kinkakujicho, Kita-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 603-8361


Kayvlog @Kayvlog1 - 2019-07-21
#金閣寺 #Kinkaku temple has lots of faces📸📷

I like seeing the surprising on foreign tourist’a faces😳🌎
I’m so proud of… https://t.co/IN5npdFgFi
(((Alex Polkovsky))) ♿🇨🇦 @apolkov - 2019-07-20
@Robert_M_OK @MissChezza2 Kyoto was once an emperial capital. Site of Kiyomizu temple https://t.co/EXzxhCRQCu Golde… https://t.co/xTiiOrIkn0
Japan Shop @JapanItemShop3 - 2019-07-18
Kinkaku.Golden Temple.
Most Famous Temple in Kyoto!

https://t.co/c8c3rbCIFC https://t.co/Te4K0PrOyk
JP🌸Sightseeing @bitcom_eng - 2019-07-11
#Kinkaku-ji Temple has been treasured for long by Japanese, and loved by people from all over the world.Generally c… https://t.co/e9CnS3wn6E
dominantfiction @dominantfiction - 2019-07-09
#Kyoto got me like
#otaginenbutsuji #kameyama #teneyuji #kinkaku #kinkakujitemple #kinkakuji #temple #bamboo… https://t.co/9mPbcxwjzk
Japan Rail Pass @jrailpass - 2019-07-02
Kinkaku-Ji: The #temple of the #GoldenPavilion https://t.co/lWUln4Fsyu Discover this #UNESCO World Heritage Site wi… https://t.co/qcgSddkR3G
Japan Shop @JapanItemShop3 - 2019-06-09
Kinkaku.Golden Temple.
Most Famous Temple in Kyoto!

https://t.co/c8c3rbCIFC https://t.co/Te4K0PrOyk
PhotoStock-Israel @PSIsrael - 2019-06-08
New artwork for sale! - 'Zen Buddhist temple Kinkaku-ji j5' - https://t.co/oD92vgL4fw @fineartamerica https://t.co/uuSZC25sEB
ameesha @ameeshaprabhu - 2019-06-04
#Kinkaku / #Rokuonji Temple is the Shari den, a Buddhist hall containing this if Buddha.
The pond with the Golden… https://t.co/T80p5q7VSr
Japan Rail Pass @jrailpass - 2019-05-18
Kinkaku-Ji: The temple of the #GoldenPavilion https://t.co/lWUln4nRGW Best plans in #Kyoto with the #jrailpass https://t.co/s5gV2eKmTF
山田ひとみ @KobitoHouse - 2019-05-16
Kinkaku temple. It’s very fine today☀️ https://t.co/FxSddK75tq
Non🌸 @sunny__nzm - 2019-05-07
@guillem4444 Please pay a visit in autumn!
Kyoto is very very beautiful in autumn🍁 My recommended place is Kinkaku-… https://t.co/uRzUGYHq0Q
@ポン👼 @GUMI71052812 - 2019-05-05
my family feat. Kinkaku temple https://t.co/MmVQLUQrK2
@ポン👼 @GUMI71052812 - 2019-05-05
my family feat. Kinkaku temple https://t.co/MmVQLUQrK2
Crafty Femme @anwyn - 2019-05-04
So, the tour we went on included entry and shuttling to and from three places - Kinkaku, (colloquially known as The… https://t.co/Z47refMTKm
AndOREAH Fabellini @haerone - 2019-05-03
Popular on 500px : When In Japan, Do As Japanese Do by wandergraphycom kinkaku,golden,pavilion,temple,kyoto,japan,a… https://t.co/LPPXautZ2u
horsefiddlepress @horsefiddle - 2019-05-03
Our pins in front of Kinkaku-ji🤩https://t.co/1EyWctNCok 🐱🐶designed by our one our artists @tiantianyu7 #金阁寺… https://t.co/zvxELMhUoS
トム恵 ◟̽◞̽ wdw osaka @tomuemme - 2019-05-03
@corbynbesson I recommend “kinkaku temple” and “houkan temple”
Hipfig @Hipfig - 2019-04-30
#kinkakuji  #金閣寺
#Temple of the #goldenpavilion
Aka #Rokuonji #鹿苑寺, #Zen #Buddhism #gardens
#Kyoto #Japan… https://t.co/51O9EQ6xym
Latitude.to @Latitude_to - 2019-04-24
Kinkaku-ji (金閣寺, lit. 'Temple of the Golden Pavilion'), officially named Rokuon-ji (鹿苑寺, lit. 'Deer Garden Tem… https://t.co/mU1HCuOfkv
エリザベス @AkabekoandBeth - 2019-04-17
l’m really over the moon with his stylish music and humorous tweets! I’m so moved he read “Kinkaku Temple” Thx, Zum… https://t.co/1I9zWHtDtq
janrey @janreybeats - 2019-04-16
Kinkaku-ji, Temple of the Golden Pavilion
(UNESCO World Cultural Heritage)
Kinkaku, a pagoda made to house… https://t.co/8hn5nvakMi
Blogosum @blogosum - 2019-04-13
Tours and Attractions #deal: 64 EUR - Arashiyama, Kinkaku-ji Temple, Todai-ji and Kobe MOSAIC with Optional Lunch… https://t.co/5LVOCoOOI3
Halal In Japan @Halal_In_Japan - 2019-04-13
Kinkaku-ji 'Golden Pavilion', formally known as Rokuon-ji 'Deer #Garden #temple is a #zen #Buddhist Temple and the… https://t.co/XOqzr8t2VE
ZERO 8996 @2012Wish - 2019-04-02
@aviliane In my opinion, there are many japanese culture in kyoto.
When I was junior high school student, I've ever… https://t.co/4OhZchBVcj
Darlene Fisher @ThirstyJourneys - 2019-03-28
Planning a trip to Japan? You can't miss visiting Kinkaku-ji Temple in Kyoto! https://t.co/Vaeuse2AEa #traveltribe… https://t.co/Fw9VVPU3Sp
Marco DeGennaro @mdegennarophoto - 2019-03-27
Kinkaku Ji - The golden temple in Kyoto Japan. One of the most popular photographed places in Kyoto. #tokyo… https://t.co/WtPU7Zh62C
Alex Trendz @AlexTrendz - 2019-03-23
One of my favorite places to visit in Kyoto, Kinkaku-Ji Temple, also known as the Golden Pavilion.

#Kyoto… https://t.co/Tg56Bj2GIu
Hilton @hhiltonz - 2019-03-22
#Kinkaku-ji (Temple of the Golden Pavilion), officially is a Zen Buddhist temple in #Kyoto, It is one of the most p… https://t.co/NrMOlbMh2Y
Abeba Birhane @Abebab - 2019-03-20
Kinkaku (The Golden Temple) #Kyoto Truly spectacular! https://t.co/k3fvijjCPl
akiopiyopiyo @akiopiyopiyo - 2019-03-18
I have just arrived at Kinkaku temple. It is opened after 10 minutes. https://t.co/B4RfCw2QWZ


Basic information about traveling to Kinkaku-ji Temple (Rokuon-ji Temple).
Opening Hours
Opening hours of Kinkaku-ji Temple (Rokuon-ji Temple).
Closed days or periods of Kinkaku-ji Temple (Rokuon-ji Temple).
Price / Entrance Fee
Price of the entrance ticket or other fees for Kinkaku-ji Temple (Rokuon-ji Temple) (if applicable).
Access / Public Transport
How to get to Kinkaku-ji Temple (Rokuon-ji Temple) with public transportation.
Related Links
Official website of Kinkaku-ji Temple (Rokuon-ji Temple) or other related pages.
Address / Location
Address and map of Kinkaku-ji Temple (Rokuon-ji Temple).
List of other recommended sightseeing spots.
Tweets related to Kinkaku-ji Temple (Rokuon-ji Temple).