Kyoto – Ginkaku-ji (Silver Pavilion)

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Ginkaku-ji (or Temple of the Silver Pavilion) is one of the 17 Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto from the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Compared to the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, it feels less magnificent and more natural, but still beautiful. It features a sand garden where bees inhabit and a vast moss garden where it feels refreshing to walk during a hot Summer day (temperature can go up to a very humid 40ºC in Kyoto).
One of the must-go-see spot in Kyoto!
 

kyoto ginkakuji silver pavilion 01 Kyoto   Ginkaku ji (Silver Pavilion)That is what you see when you enter the place, just before reaching the actual Silver Pavilion.
 

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kyoto ginkakuji silver pavilion 05 Kyoto   Ginkaku ji (Silver Pavilion)

kyoto ginkakuji silver pavilion 06 Kyoto   Ginkaku ji (Silver Pavilion)If you have time, take a look at the souvenir shop if you have time. They sell very nice goods.
 

Additional information:

Admission: 500 yen
Closing days: None
Hours: 8:30 – 17:00 (9:00 – 16:30 from December to February)

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