Ginkaku-ji Temple, Kyoto

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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. Ginkaku-ji Temple is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Kyoto Edition.
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  • Silver Loft Temple of the quiet and elegant, and gold loft temple gold wall Brilliant formed a strong contrast, it is difficult to blame is Kyoto two temples. With it to see Jin Loft temple of luxury, it is better to see the Silver Loft Temple of the reality. The two sides of the entrance are long with bamboo gravel, bringing people into the ancient Kyoto. Park area Aleppo Big, still have a section of Hill path to walk, in taller can see a silver loft Temple panorama. If I wear a kimono to come, I think that the Silver loft temple is more suitable than the Golden Loft temple, like back to ancient times, the photos are also more classical elegant feeling.
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  • The temple, called the "Silver Pavilion" is not always included in sightseeing tours, who prefer the much busier "Golden Pavilion" but don't miss it, because even less crowded than others. His zen garden is magical. At the foot of the Hill on which stands the Hall stands the "philosopher's walk" which leads to other temples.
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  • Ginkaku-ji's temple and its environs is a very nice place and Finnish visitors a good stepping stone to Japanese architecture, and garden culture. The temple building itself might be a little Golden Kinkaku-ji Temple to pales alongside, but the environment is here much finer. The surrounding garden is a complex of buildings with a very fine Japanese. The area around the walk along the route can also be a bit of a higher level, which is the Temple of the building along with a view of the city. I can think of on the upeimmillaan in the sunset and sunrise times.
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