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Kinkaku-ji Temple (Rokuon-ji Temple)

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

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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

ClosedClosed

  • 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

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