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Temple

Rokuon-ji Temple (Kinkaku-ji Temple)

鹿苑寺(金閣寺)

This temple began when third generation shogun of the Muromachi shogunate Ashikaga Yoshimitsu inherited the Saionji family's mountain villa and called the villa “Kitayamadono.” After his death it was changed into a Zen temple named “Rokuonji.” The reliquary hall is a three-story building shining beautifully in gold and looks pretty reflected in the Kyokoike (mirror pond). This brilliant architecture was a symbol of Kitayama culture but burned down in a 1950 fire, then was rebuilt in 1955. In 1994 it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

LOCATION
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kita-ku Kinkakujichou 1
PHONE
0754610013
Hours
[Opening hours for worship]9:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Worship fee Friday] [Adults (High school students and above)] 400yen [Small/Junior high school students] 300yen
Parking Lot
Available(250spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Updated at: May 21, 2022 Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN

Reviews

  • Reviewed
    2016-10-15
    Lovely Break

    It was nice to sit quietly and have a bowl of matcha tea and a sweet while finishing our visit at kinkaku-ji. It wasnt busy at all despite the huge crowds at the temple and the tea was lovely. more

    Date of visit:
    2016-10
  • Reviewed
    2016-09-18
    Dont miss it!

    It is a tea-house at the exit of the golden temple. The atmosphere there attracted us to enjoy the macha tea being offered though at slightly expensive price. The tea is tasty with a small sweet... more

    Date of visit:
    2016-08
  • Reviewed
    2016-09-02
    An escape from the crowds

    Actually it was better than expected. It is a tea-house at the exit of the golden temple. I wasnt too keen on going as I saw it as a tourist rip-off. However, few things in Japan (at least thats my... more

    Date of visit:
    2016-08
  • Reviewed
    2022-03-14
    金閣寺に来たら、ここで休憩でしょ

    有料拝観区域内にある抹茶席です。 実物の金閣を見た後、ここでお菓子の金閣を見て、抹茶を頂いて一休み。 コロナの影響で拝観者が極端に少なく、室内にいたのは自分だけでした。 暖かい座敷でゆっくりと抹茶とお菓子を楽しみました。 more

    Date of visit:
    2022-01
  • Reviewed
    2021-03-03
    金閣寺の出口近くにある茶屋さん

    金閣寺の出口近くにある茶屋さんで、一休みするのにちょうどいい場所に在りました。室内でも庭園でもどちらでも寛ぐ事が出来ます。お抹茶と和菓子のセットで¥500でした。他にお土産物等も買う事が出来ます。ゆっくり出来て良かったです。 more

    Date of visit:
    2021-02
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