by / on January 12, 2011 at 12:09 PM / in Featured, Ginkaku-ji, Kyoto WH, Sakyō-ku, Temples-Shrines

Temple of the Silver Pavilion: Ginkaku-ji!

Ginkaku-ji was built by Ashikaga Yoshimasa (足利 義政, January 20, 1436 – January 27, 1490) as a mountain villa in 1482, Jishoji Temple was later converted into a temple. Officially named Jisho-ji Temple, this temple is a great example of Higashiyama culture. The Ginkaku-ji, or “Silver Pavilion,” with its simple, noble design, is a National Treasure. It is also known as […]

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