Kinkaku-ji (or Temple of the Golden Pavilion) is one of the 17 Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto from the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Having been there, I can understand why it attracts so many visitors (foreigners as well as Japanese people themselves) throughout the year. The temple itself is magnificent with its golden coating and it is surrounded by a stunningly beautiful lake and garden. There is a lot of truly great pictures of it on the Internet, but believe me that have to see it in real to understand how beautiful it truly is.
I went there this Summer and took a few photos for you to see!
Admission: 400 yen (adults) / 300 yen (children)
Closing days: None
Hours: 9:00 ~ 17:00