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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
[Friday] Adults (High School Students and above) 400yen, Elementary/Junior High School Students 300yen
Parking Lot
Available(250spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Updated at: November 28, 2019 Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN

Reviews

  • Reviewed
    2018-12-03
    Nice place for a walk

    It's a beautiful setting with vendors at start and finish. An interesting walk as part of our tour....which included a few shrines . Not much to see beyond the gardens and building photo ops . more

    Date of visit:
    2018-12
  • Reviewed
    2018-12-02
    Instagramable tourist spot!

    Beautiful site and a very nice area to walk around. It was a bit busy when we went around. Might be worth arriving early! more

    Date of visit:
    2018-11
  • Reviewed
    2018-12-01
    A fantastic morning adventure with very young children

    A great pleasure to connect at this Temple with nature and history. Travelling with a 3 year old and an 18 month old. Family friendly venue. more

    Date of visit:
    2018-12
  • Reviewed
    2018-12-01
    Too much crowded!!

    Nice place indeed. But when you need to fight with thousand people just to see the place it cames not worthy. You have 2 shrines less visited very close that are st least as besutiful as this one. more

    Date of visit:
    2018-12
  • Reviewed
    2018-12-01
    Magnificent Temple

    Wonderful view and nice walk around the Golden temple in Kyoto. A must see, especially during autumn and spring. more

    Date of visit:
    2018-12
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