The official name of Ginkakuji Temple is Jishouji Temple.
It was originally built as the villa of Ashikaga Yoshimasa,
the 8th shogun of the Muromachi Shogunate.
One of the highlights is the Kannon Hall, which is called Ginkaku.
There was a theory that it was decorated with silver foil,
but such traces have not been found.
The garden in front of the Ginkyo-den is a scenic spot designated
as a Special Historic Site and a Special Place of Scenic Beauty,
and is said to have been modeled after the garden of Saihoji Temple.
2 Ginkakuji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
Phone number: 075-771-5725
Opening hours: 8:30am – 5:00pm
(9:00am – 4:30pm December – February)
Entrance fee: 500 yen
Access: 10 minutes walk from Ginkakuji Road stop of city bus.
HP address: https://www.shokoku-ji.jp/ginkakuji/
In front of the Ginkakuji temple gate,
there is a share house of Eight Nest (8NEST Ginkakuji)！
Located on Philosopher’s Road where you can take a walk every morning
and Kyoto University is also close by, this is a popular property for students and working people.
This is a fully furnished house type with 3 Western-style private rooms.
The kitchen, bathrooms and toilets are kept clean, and the high speed internet is also available♪
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