Golden Pavilion (Kyoto, Japan) Reviews
Description:One of the oldest surviving wooden buildings in the world, The Golden Pavilion is located in the northern hills of ... more
Golden Pavilion (Kyoto, Japan) ... Kyoto. The Yoshimitsu, the third Ashikaga shogun, constructed the pavilion in 1398 as part of a much larger villa complex that combined Heia / One of the oldest surviving wooden buildings in the world, The Golden Pavilion is located in the northern hills of Kyoto.
Newest Review: ... day pass is ¥500. Alternatively, you can catch the Karasuma subway to Kitaoji station, which takes 15 minutes and costs ¥250 yen, but then you would still need to take either a taxi or a bus to the temple entrance, so I'd recommend just sticking with the bus direct from Kyoto Station. ==---The Temple Itself---== First things first, you cannot actually enter the Golden Pavilion. You do ... more
Customer Golden Pavilion (Kyoto, Japan) Reviews (1)
by - written on 13/09/13 (Very useful, 49 readings)
Even those who are only vaguely familiar with Japan may have heard about this building, or even seen it on television or in photos. The Golden Pavillion, known as Kinkakuji Temple in Japan, was originally built in the 14th century, although the current building is a reconstruction created in the 1950s. As with most of Kyoto's attractions it has since become a World Heritage site and an icon synonymous with the city. It has such a reputation that it inspired the building of the "Silver Pavilion" (Ginkakuji) by the owner's grandson, although that building isn't made of silver. Why is the Golden Pavilion so special? Well, the answer is in its name- the ... Read the complete review