Yup, I took that photo!
Not only can you see beautiful gardens and THE golden pavilion when you visit. Here are some things you may not have known about the famous "Kinkakuji".
1. It's a Zen Buddhist Temple.
2. It's real name is "Rokuonji" (鹿苑寺).
3. It's a World Heritage site!
4. It was completely burnt down in the 1950s, but almost fully recovered by 1955.
5. Before becoming a temple, it was a shogun's (Ashikaga Yoshimitsu) house (1930s), this is when the garden was built. It became a temple after his death in the 1400s.
6. The shogun's grandson built the "Ginkakuji" (Silver Pavilion), also a famous spot a few decades later.
...and don't forget to buy "Dango" (rice cake) dipped in special sweet soy sauce.
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