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Review of Ginkaku-ji Temple

Ginkaku-ji Temple
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Owner description: Built in 1482 by the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa, this Zen temple was supposed to have been finished in a coat of silver. Although this step never occurred, the temple is still known by the name Silver Pavilion.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Nice small park with a Japanese temple in the middle surrounded by a pond. Japanese garden nicely maintained! To get there, you need to go through the small street full of restaurants, souvenir and snacks to eat. Prices are ok, not overpriced! The park is not easy to access with a baby trolley because of many stairs to climb unless you limit your visit to the street before the temple. Not very crowded the day we came so it was nice to visit

Thank milinip
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

great place to visit before starting a walk along the Tetsugako no michi, or the Philosopher's Path. Not quite as stunning as Kinkakuji but worth a visit nonethless. the gardens are the main focus here and are quite extensive starting with the raked sand garden by the main building. This place is also busy and gets busier as the day progresses so also worth visiting earlier rather than later. The Tetsugako no michi, aka the Philosopher's Path starts nearby so its a good place to visit before starting a walk back to central Kyoto along the path

Thank brixtontrev
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The Silver Temple has really beautiful gardens, including a remarkably architectural dry garden. As our progress around the gardens, views and perspectives change, including when you rise up the hill. Altogether a lovely place to visit.

Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful garden with lovely views of Kyoto. Well worth visiting despite the crowds. Easily accessible by bus.

Thank 1066cariad
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Compared to some of the other temples we visited this one wasn’t the most interesting but it had a nice garden. If you have a short stay I would skip it, but it’s a nice visit if you have more than a few days in Kyoto.

Thank Susan C
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