「Golden Pavilion(金閣寺)」

One of the popular sightseeing spots for foreigner in Kyoto is 「Kinkaku-ji(Golden Pavilion)」.The zen temple is officially called Rokuon-ji. At first Kinkaku-ji was built by Ashikaga Yoshimitsu,the third Ashikaga shogun, in 1397.

The three-story Golden Pavilion was built as a shariden(or stupa),a repository for the bones of the Buddha,and covered almost entirely in gold.It’s gold reflection in the kyokochi(mirror pond) is one of the best-known images of Japan.

In 1994, the tem­ple was reg­is­tered as a World Cul­tural Her­itage Site.

Our Japanese article is→「文学的な美しさ 金閣寺」

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