The building itself is just magical.. The golden two top levels just glitter. The water around it with small islands and trees set it off perfectly. The whole area was clean and well maintained by volunteers. Little paths weave around the immediate area with a waterfall and a shrine. This leads out to other buildings that are beautiful in the way Japanese buildings are in the old style. A serene place, but there are crowds, so be patient and take your time to get really good photos.