Golden Temple Kyoto

The Golden Temple in Kyoto is a Buddhist temple called Rokuon-ji, also known as Kinkaku-ji, meaning Temple of the Golden Pavilion. It is a Zen temple that was originally built in 1397 and later reconstructed in 1955 after a fire.

Golden Temple Kyoto

The Golden Temple is famous for its two-story building covered in gold leaf, which shines in the sunlight and reflects in the surrounding pond, creating a beautiful and iconic image. The temple is a designated National Special Historic Site and a National Special Landscape, also a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Kyoto.

Access to Golden Temple, Kinkaku-ji

Check the access to Golden Temple on Kinkaku-ji's official WEB site. You can take city bus to the nearest bus stop.

Golden Temple Tour

There are so many Kyoto City tours that visit Golden Temple, or Kinkaku-ji. From shared half-day tours to private tours by car, which are ideal for small groups. I recommend to take a tour that visits Golden Temple early in the morning. Early morning is the best time to see Golden Temple, and there may not be so many people.

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