Beautiful temple and gardens. Was very crowded when we went and the best photos of the golden pavilion are from a distance. It was part of our half day tour and definitely worth visiting when in Kyoto!
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Kinkakuji Temple should not be missed when visiting Kyoto. Beware there are a lot of crowds especially right around the golden temple. There are a lot of snacks around the temple area, the best wagashi I have tried.
Every season is the perfect season to visit the Golden Temple. Despite the crowds, there is a serenity about the place that makes you want to keep coming back. If you're looking to really relax and absorb the atmosphere, the best time to go is...More
We saw Kinkakuji 15 years ago on my 1st trip to Japan just after they had redone the gold leaf. It was stunning and serene unfortunately my photos from that time were lost due to a computer crash. We wanted to go back (for the...More
Well worth the UNESCO site designation. Great site for pictures. Very unusual. You can only admire from the other side of the pond. No inside visits.
Cheesy title aside, it truly is a rare amazing sight that should not be missed. Take note that there are at least two different angles to take photos with the golden pavilion in the background. Both are along the route so do take note.
I've seen very little things in my life as stunning as this one. A true /moment/ of revelation and thoughtfulness about life and a true monument to what beauty is and what it inspires in you. Absolutely beautiful. 10/10 would recommend.
Used a city bus pass to get out there and back. A cloudy day until we got there and then the sun came out to highlight the temple in the sun. Fortunately we were there in January and the crowds were quite lite.
Go! It's beautiful! Go early if you can to beat the crowds. I think it opens at 9am. Lovely garden surrounding the area. From this Temple we went to the Silver Temple (opens at 8.30 I think) and then did the Philosophy walk. We went...More