Kyoto’s Golden Pavilion, Part 2

Kyoto’s Golden Pavilion, Part 2

The Golden Pavilion, Kinkakuji, ranks among Kyoto’s most popular attractions, though many visitors know little about the temple’s history or architecture. On Wednesday I blogged a little about the Golden Pavilion’s history (to read it, click here), so today I thought I’d share a little about the architectural details.

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Kyoto’s Golden Pavilion, Kinkakuji (Part 1)

Kyoto’s Golden Pavilion, Kinkakuji (Part 1)

Kinkakuji ranks high among Kyoto’s most popular tourist sites, and with good reason. Its famous golden pavilion, which stands on the edge of a peaceful lake, is a lovely and well-maintained example of Buddhist architecture.   But many visitors don’t realize that “kinkakuji” (temple of the golden pavilion) is not actually the temple’s real name.

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