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Ginkaku-ji Temple, Kyoto
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
Originally built as 15th-century shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa's retirement villa, Ginkaku-ji Temple stands as a testament to developing Higashiyama culture, of which the shogun was a patron. Admire the so-called Silver Pavilion's unfinished aspect, typical of the Japanese philosophy of wabi-sabi, which emphasizes transience. The building has survived intact through earthquakes and fires that required the reconstruction of other structures on site. While you cannot enter the pavilion, circumnavigate the temple's grounds, including a moss garden and dry sand garden, to appreciate its careful layout. For Ginkaku-ji Temple and beyond, use our Kyoto trip generator to get the most from your Kyoto vacation.
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We went here in late afternoon which gave us beautiful views of the sun streaming through the short forest walk. This place doesn't have the striking architecture of other temples but more than makes ... read more »
静寂でしっとりとして庭の苔が綺麗、静かでわびさびを感じられ日本人は心が落ち着くと思います。庭を少し登った展望台からの景色が綺麗。Moist and in the quiet, beautiful Moss garden, quiet and Wabi and Sabi I felt rusty, relaxing in Japanese. Beautiful views from the observation deck up a little garden.show original
落ち着いた佇まいが素晴らしく、いつ来ても飽きが来ないお寺ですね。お庭のお手入れも素晴らしくいつも心をうたれます。日本人で良かった。It is the temple does not come nice and calm atmosphere, always tired. Caring for your garden is wonderfully always mind is stricken. Was in Japanese.show original
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