The Ginkakuji (or Silver Pavilion) Temple lies in the northeast part of the conurbation. In contrast to the Kinkakuji, also called the Golden Pavilion Temple, this was never festooned with a casing of silver. It was constructed in 1482 by the eighth Ashikaga Shogun as a country home. On his death it was rehabilitated into a Zen temple. It stands by a puddle in which the two-story building is echoed. In its upper story, it houses a golden statue of Kannon. At the rear, it is the central hall with a significant figurine of Buddha.