Kinkaku-ji (金閣寺. "Temple of the Golden Pavilion"), officially named Rokuon-ji (鹿苑寺. "Deer Garden Temple"), is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan

Kinkaku-ji (金閣寺. "Temple of the Golden Pavilion"), officially named Rokuon-ji (鹿苑寺. "Deer Garden Temple"), is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan

The Temple of the Golden Pavilion in all its majesty is something you must see with your own eyes to believe.

The Temple of the Golden Pavilion in all its majesty is something you must see with your own eyes to believe.

How beautiful is this!     Kinkakuji:  "Temple of the Golden Pavilion"     Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan.

How beautiful is this! Kinkakuji: "Temple of the Golden Pavilion" Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan.

Historic Temples of Japan: Kinkakuji  The Golden Pavilion. As beautiful as it is, the Golden Pavilion of Kyoto is not a good example of austere beauty -- it's covered with real gold. A disturbed monk burned the temple to its foundations in 1950. The current structure was built in 1955. It is an exact copy of the previous temple, except that there is more gold leaf than before.

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Historic Temples of Japan: Kinkakuji The Golden Pavilion. As beautiful as it is, the Golden Pavilion of Kyoto is not a good example of austere beauty -- it's covered with real gold. A disturbed monk burned the temple to its foundations in 1950. The current structure was built in 1955. It is an exact copy of the previous temple, except that there is more gold leaf than before.

Temple of the Golden Pavilion (Kinkakuji) - Kyoto, Japan Temple of the Golden Pavilion (Kinkakuji) -- a stunning and historical attraction in Kyoto, that's definitely worth paying a visit to if you're in town.

Temple of the Golden Pavilion (Kinkakuji) - Kyoto, Japan Temple of the Golden Pavilion (Kinkakuji) -- a stunning and historical attraction in Kyoto, that's definitely worth paying a visit to if you're in town.

Kinkaku-ji (金閣寺, Temple of the Golden Pavilion), also known as Rokuon-ji (鹿苑寺, Deer Garden Temple) UNESCO World Heritage site 金閣寺放火事件 by Mal...

Kinkaku-ji (金閣寺, Temple of the Golden Pavilion), also known as Rokuon-ji (鹿苑寺, Deer Garden Temple) UNESCO World Heritage site 金閣寺放火事件 by Mal...

Kinkaku-ji (Temple of the Golden Pavilion) in Kyoto, Japan | anjan bilal | Flickr

Kinkaku-ji (Temple of the Golden Pavilion) in Kyoto, Japan | anjan bilal | Flickr

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