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
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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
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
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