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Ginkaku - ji Temple (Jisho - ji Temple)

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Built by Ashikaga Yoshimasa as a mountain villa in 1482, Jishoji Temple was later converted into a temple. Officially named Jisho - ji Temple, this temple is a great example of Higashiyama culture. The Ginkaku, or "Silver Pavilion," with its simple, noble design, is a National Treasure. It is also known as Kannon-dono (Kannon Palace). Togudo (Buddha Hall), also a National Treasure, is a relic of early shoin-zukuri, or library style. In the garden (designated as a special place of scenic beauty) are the so-called "Sea of Silver Sand" and the "Moon Platform," from which the light of the moon is said to reflect and shine on the Silver Pavilion.


Address :
2 Ginkakuji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City
Telephone :
075-771-5725
Closed :
Open 365 days
Access :
Take city bus to Ginkakujimichi, and head east
Open :
From March 15th to November 30th: 8:30a.m. - 5:00p.m., From December 1st to March 14th: 9:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Fee :
General 500 yen
Elementary and Junior High School Students: 300 yen

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