Ginkakuji

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Ginkakuji
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Ginkakuji is best known as the Silver Pavilion and was built in 1482. Unlike its golden counterpart Kinkakuji, Ginkakuji Temple is not actually plated with silver. However, the elegant temple is still a beautiful example of Japanese landscape architecture. Modelled after the Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion), this serene Zen temple used to be a private villa.

Overview

Address

2 Ginkakujicho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto (Map) (Directions)

Hours

8:30 - 17:00 Closed now

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 8:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 8:30 - 17:00
Thursday 8:30 - 17:00
Friday 8:30 - 17:00
Saturday 8:30 - 17:00
Sunday 8:30 - 17:00
Holidays 8:30 - 17:00

Price

¥500

Phone Number

075-771-5725

Website

shokoku-ji.jp

Access

30-minute walk from Demachiyanagi Station on the Keihan Railway

5-minute walk from City Bus Stop Ginkakuji-mae

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