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Temple of the Golden Pavilion ( Kinkaku-ji Temple officially named Rokuon-ji Temple ), Kyoto, Japan 金閣寺 京都

Golden Pavilion in Kyoto, Japan. One of my favorites. Guess that's why I've been there several times.

TY for being here & now. Have a nice day to start the year 2013 no matter where you are. Peace / Kinkaku-ji Temple in snow, Kyoto, Japan

Kinkaku-ji Temple (鹿苑寺 (金閣寺))

Day 3 With over 2000 temples, shrines and gardens, Kyoto is a treasure house of Japan's cultural heritage and remains undoubtedly one of the most fascinating cities in Asia. Today we have an introductory half day tour of the city, visiting the impressive Nijo castle, built in 1603 as a residence for the Tokugawa shoguns, and the famous Golden Temple of Kinkakuji, built in 1397 as a summer villa for the shogun Yoshimitsu Ashikaga and immortalised in Mishima Yukio's novel, 'The Golden…