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Ginkakuji, the Silver Pavilion

The silver pavilion is silver in name only. The temple was modeled after Kinkakuji, the Golden Pavilion, and is a reflection of the top two stories. 158 more words


#44: My New Dream Home is a Kyoto Ryokan (Asian Honeymoon Pt. 2)

I knew I was going to love Kyoto as soon as I booked our ryokan (a traditional Japanese inn) months before. It was pouring when Anthony and I arrived at Kyoto Station. 1,768 more words

The Mundane

Melting at Kinkakuji

A sight epitomical of the cultural capital of Japan, Kinkakuji is a must visit for anybody looking to get a taste of Kyoto.

Previously owned by a shogunate who used it as a retirement villa, the gold leaf covered structure was converted into a temple after he passed away. 381 more words


To Kyoto I Go! - Part 1

I’d always heard how amazingly fast bullet trains were, and for the first thirty minutes of our ride, I could have swore I got on the wrong train. 346 more words


The Golden Pavilion in Kyoto, Japan

We’ll be back on Saturday. Lots and lots of pictures to share.


Kinkakuji, the Golden Pavilion

Possibly the most famous shrine in Kyoto, the Golden Pavilion is an opulent and beautiful sight. The top two floors of the building are coated in a thick layer of gold that makes it shine even on an overcast day. 375 more words


We eat gold-leaf “Kinkaku Soft Ice Cream” near Kinkakuji Golden Pavillion temple in Kyoto

After looking at the brilliant gold leaf covering the World Heritage-listed temple, you can now eat it too, in a beautifully presented ice cream cone 587 more words