Ginkaku-ji (Silver Pavilion), Kyoto

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    So peaceful !!!!
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    Jishoji Temple (Ginkakuji Temple/Silver Pavilion)

    by crazyguitar Written Jan 24, 2003

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    A standard of the Higashiyama Culture. Originally founded by Ashikaga Yoshimasa, the eighth Shogun of the Ashikaga Shogunate, as his villa in 1482.
    Originally it had to be covered with silver.

    Between the two buildings, there is a white sand garden, symbolizing "West Lake" in China with a sand cone, which reflects the moonlight toward the Silver Pavilion.
    It's really relaxing to look at this sand garden!!

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    GINKAKUJI TEMPLE

    by Adeline_Foo Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Visit GINKAKUJI TEMPLE or Silver Pavilion. Ginkakuji Temple, a Zen temple, was established in 1482 by Ashikaga Yoshimasa, the 8th Muromachi Shogunate. Yoshimasa, following Kinkakuji Temple Kitayama den built by his grandfather Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, built villa Higashiyama den to spend his retired life. Ginkakuji is the common name, and formally it was called Higashiyama Jishoji, taking after Yoshimasa's posthumous title after his death.
    Walking thru the Philosphoy Path during the Cherry Blossoms period. This is so beautiful! Crowded where everyone is taking photos but it is so beautiful. Words can't decribe it. You gotto experience yourself. See my travelogues for the cherry blossoms photos

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    Jishoji Temple (Ginkakuji...

    by A2002 Written Oct 11, 2002

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    Jishoji Temple (Ginkakuji Temple/Silver Pavilion)
    An epitome of the Higashiyama Culture. Originally founded by Ashikaga Yoshimasa, the eighth Shogun of the Ashikaga Shogunate, as his villa in 1482. In this villa, Yoshimasa patronized the tea ceremony, flower arrangement, and various other cultural activities.

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    GINKAKUJI (Temple of the...

    by drolkar Written Aug 24, 2002

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    GINKAKUJI (Temple of the Silver Pavilion), originally built in 1489 by the Shogun Yoshimasa Ashikaga as his villa...
    Don't miss the beautiful statue of Hase Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy, on the second floor! Also, enshrined downstairs you will find one thousand statues of JIZO, the guardian god of children...

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    Have fun! Ride the rickshaw

    by joiwatani Updated Nov 16, 2008

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    Ride in style. Catch a rickshaw and be toured around. There is a line of rickshaw at the Ginkakuji Temple and also close to the bridge of Kyoto.

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    The bamboos at the Ginkakuji Temple

    by joiwatani Updated Nov 16, 2008

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    %cbTe tall bamboos along the path%c*
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    The bamboos are planted parallel to the fence along the path going down the hill of the Ginkakuji Temple. It is so beautiful to look at. I love to see the naturally shave trunks of the bamboos.

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    Ginkakuji Temple: The Silver Pavilion.

    by shrimp56 Updated Jun 20, 2003

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    One of the few temple "dry gardens" created with sand rather than pebbles. The function of the "sand cone" is to reflect moonlight on the pavilion. It was constructed in the 13th century.

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    Ginkaku-ji Temple

    by Sakura_Kobe Written Aug 24, 2002

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    This is a famous temple and popular sight seeing spot for foreign tourist. Some people highly appreciate Ginkaku-ji due to its simplicity and calmness. It's Zen garden is interesting.

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