Situated in Kyoto, Japan; kinkaku ji temple is among the most famous places in Japan. It is a zen Buddhist temple that has soared in popularity over time. Formerly known as Rokuon-ji attracts a large number of visitors annually. Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu is known to have this place as his retirement house. As per his will, this was then converted into a Buddhist temple.

What makes kinkaku ji temple stand out is the current gold leaf reconstruction that was unveiled in 1955. This most definitely in one of the most famous places to visit in Kyoto and lives up to its reputation to dazzle in every aspect. Not only is it a world heritage sight but also is one of 17 locations making up the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto.

Also known as the Golden Pavilion, kinkaku ji temple embraces shinden, samurai, and Zen forms of architecture. All three of them can be seen very vividly across the three floors of the temple. The first floor of the temple is known as The Chamber of Dharma Waters. The second floor is a Buddhist hall and has a shrine too. The third floor on the other hand is called the Cupola of the Ultimate. The roof of the temple that adds grandeur to the temple is in the form of a thatched pyramid with shingles.

This temple is set at a background of lush greenery. As it shines in its yellow, demeanor it is a marvel to admire in every season. Whether it is shining brightly in the summer or has its edges covered with snow, it is a splendid sight. This temple has visitors coming in from 9 in the morning till 5 in the evening. An initial admission

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