It has a temple that cannot be accessed so basically it is only the surrounding (they do that disclaimer at the entrance, so fair game). Has a mini Zen garden. I wish I could understand more about Zen and more about the meaning of the...More
About Ginkaku-ji Temple
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Incredible. The Temple is totally covered with 18 carat gold leaves. It was built to the Gods in 1397 by Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu as athree story building. The surroundings are wonderful and make the Temple a treasure to admire and remember
Just visit there. You will understand that mean. Much simpler and quieter temple. Feel more zen. Kyoto has more tourists in April and November, so good timing to go there is in other season. And also recommend to go there in the morning, and have...More
the area and garden are nice, but the temple is missing the silver facade (that never got put on). The look is not a 5star or 'wow'. However, it belongs on the must see list for Kyoto. The garden is very nice and shady due...More
Good place to visit but not sure if it was entirely worth it. Came here after visiting the Golden temple (can either take 102/205) , there's a big garden to walk around. Its not as grand as the golden temple and not that many tourists...More
The Silver Pavilion and strolling gardens are much more peaceful than it's partner Pavilion, the Golden Pavilion. This austere temple is beautiful for it's simplicity and surrounding gardens. The rock garden and rock Mt. Fuji are stunning, and make for a contemplative visit.
This temple is a truly enjoyable and breathtaking experience. It has it all: gardens, stone gardens, a little climb for the hikers and many buildings for photo ops. A must see for Kyoto!
I headed here first thing on my 1st full day in Kyoto and feel that was a good move, for several reasons. Arriving (by taxi from our hotel) before 09:00 avoided the crowds and the need to jostle for position to capture the best shots....More
Personally, I liked this more than the Kinkakuji (was less crowded, making for a better experience). The landscape is really beautiful.