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)