Kinkaku-ji Temple 鹿苑寺 (金閣寺)
Kinkaku-ji is a Zen temple in northern Kyoto where the top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf.
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Try to get here early to avoid getting the tops of people’s heads in your photos. Also if you have lots of smaller denominations of Yen eg. ¥1 coins then this is the perfect place to have some fun with them! As you walk along there’s lots of little stone statues which people stop at to throw coins into and ask for good luck and fortune.
Beautiful and clean but I would not recommend bringing children as they might get bored easily. I say that because as a child visiting this place when I was 10, I did lose interest pretty quickly!
The place is so amazing. It was one of my favorite spot in Kyoto next to Kyomizudera Temple. Best to visit during autumn where foliage is evident and winter where the snow has encapped temple like cotton. If you have extra time, check out and experience tea ceremony inside the area.
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