by / on April 25, 2013 at 5:50 PM / in Featured, Ginkaku – ji, Kyoto, Kyoto WH, Sakyō-ku, Temples-Shrines

Ginkaku-ji (銀閣寺) “The Silver Pavilion”!

Ginkaku-ji (銀閣寺 “Temple of the Silver Pavilion”), officially named Jishō-ji (慈照寺 “Temple of Shining Mercy”), is a Zen temple in the Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan. This temple has been known as the Higashiyama-den (Higashiyama Palace) of the eight Ashikaga Shogun Yoshimasa. After his death, it was converted into this temple in accordance with his will. The two-storied Kannon-den (観音殿), is the […]

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