Kinkaku-ji (Rokuon-ji)

  • Address: 1 Kinkakuji-chō, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture ( rough location)
  • Founder: Ashikaga Yoshimitsu
  • Founded: 1397

A temple of Rinzai Sect, Shōkokuji School. Because of its famous Golden Pavilion, this temple is usually called Kinkaku-ji (temple of Golden Pavilion). One of the affiliated temples of Shōkoku-ji. Existing pavilion was rebuilt in 1955.






The Golden Pavilion and the "Ashiharajima" Island,
which represents the Japanese Islands




This Pavilion was burnt down in 1950 and reconstructed in 1955




A golden phoenix on the rooftop of the Pavilion




The four rocks aligned in front of the Pavilion (one behind a pine tree)
are called "Yodomari-ishi" and used to tie up boats




A kiosk "Sōsei" is connected to the Pavilion for boating




One of the small islands on the "Kyōkochi"




Another charming tiny island with Ashiharajima in the background




A humble gate in a quiet corner of the garden
















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