Ginkakuji - The Silver Pavilion temple of Kyoto

  • Published on : 27/02/2024
  • by : Japan Experience

Nestled in the serene hills of eastern Kyoto, Ginkakuji is a stunning Zen temple renowned for its exquisite architecture and tranquil gardens. Originally constructed in 1482 as a retirement villa for the powerful shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa, Ginkakuji, also known as the Silver Pavilion, was later converted into a Buddhist temple. Today, this UNESCO World Heritage Site attracts visitors from around the globe who come to admire its beauty and immerse themselves in the rich history of Kyoto.



 

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