Kinkaku-ji or the temple of the Golden Pavilion is a Zen temple covered in gold leaf. Its garden is equally amazing as the structure. I came in here without any expectations. Yes, I’ve seen it in pictures and you know how you see a structure and you’re like oh just like the pictures but we were amazed with the beauty of this one. Seeing it in person is quite different. The amazing gardens perfectly highlights the structure.
It can be accessed by bus 101, 205, 59 and 12. Admission is 400 yen.
There was also a small structure for prayers. Candles were also available and tablets. It is based on honesty, you just drop the money and get the what you need. There are various prayer candles for different needs.
This was amazing.. the only fortune thing – in English! I’ve been to a lot of temples in this trip. The fortune sticks are usually in Japanese only. This was honestly the only fortune thing I found in English through the many temples we’ve been to. It’s a bit modern since it’s a sort of vending machine but it’s the same concept.
Mine was very good so I kept it. ^.^
After this, we went down a flight of stairs to exit the site.