KINKAKUJI Temple is also called as the Golden Pavilion of a Zen temple in northern Kyoto, Japan . This sanctuary was the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu’s (the 3rd shōgun of the Ashikaga shogunate) retirement manor. As indicated by his craving, this sanctuary has then become Zen sanctuary (place of complete relaxation) of the Rinzai faction after his demise in 1408. Kinkakuji temple had torched various occasions since its commencement just as twice during the Onin War (Upheaval of Ōnin), a common war that crushed quite a bit of Kyoto.
Structure of Kinkakuji
The current structure of the Golden Pavilion of a Zen temple (KINKAKUJI Temple) is rebuilt in 1955. Each floor represents a diverse style of architecture. The first floor of the Kinkakuji temple built in the Shinden style, the second is made in the Bukke style (warrior style), and the third and uppermost floor built in a Chinese Zen Hall style, is highly ornamented inside and out and is capped with a golden treasure. Kinkakuji is one of the most well-liked tourist sites, and archetypal buildings in Japan bring many visitors from all over the world. The temple is one of 17 locations of Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, which chosen to World Heritage Sites.
A Must Visit Place
In all seasons, the temple displays astonishing panorama collaborating with the gorgeous nature of Kyoto. Kinkakuji is a dazzling sight to see every day of the year. It turns out to be considerably more staggering throughout the winter season when the district is secured with a softcover of the day off. Seeing it in summer, spring, and fall is astonishing as the area comes lively with color.
Timings : 9:00 am-5:00 pm ( Please note that the time may differ during special visits.)