Ginkakuji Temple Kyoto, Japan - Temple

Scenic, Temple

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.

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