Kinkaku-ji 金閣寺

 

Kinkaku-Ji is the iconic golden temple on the north side of Kyoto. The best time to visit Kinkau-Ji is early in the morning on a bright sunny day so the sun makes the temple even more golden. Once the sun's behind the temple, it's not as magical. It's also great to come here after a big snowfall so there's pure white snow covering the top of the golden temple.

Kinkaku-Ji is one of those places where you should visit, but there's not much else to see when you're there. You can't go into the temple so you basically take a few pictures and you should  be onto your next destination!  Most of Kyoto's top sightseeing spots are pretty spread out so make sure you plan ahead!

Address \\   1 Kinkakujicho, Kita Ward, Kyoto
Phone Number \\  075-461-0013
Hours \\ Monday - Sunday: 9am - 5pm
Average Price \\  ¥400
Payment Method \\   Cash Only
Website \\   Kinkaku-Ji (Japanese Only)


Kinkaku-ji 金閣寺