Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion)

Kinkakuji (àŠtŽ›, Golden Pavilion) is a Zen temple in northern Kyoto. Whose top two floors are entirely covered in gold leaf. Formally known as Rokuonji, the temple was the retirement villa of the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. According to his will, it became a Zen temple of the Rinzai sect after his death in 1408. Kinkakuji […]

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