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Kinkakuji 金閣寺

Kinkakuji 金閣寺, is actually correctly a part of Rokuonji 鹿苑寺.  But nobody knows that and just calls it Kinkaku and remembers the Golden Pavilion.  This was my second visit and I couldn’t remember any of the buildings other than the Golden Pavilion!  But the grounds are actually pretty big with lots to see.

It was a rainy day, so luckily there were limited tourists.  The ones that were there were all Chinese it seemed. Near the main hall there souvenir shops and a place where you can have some matcha and Kinkaku’s signature gold sweet.  You can also buy omikuji in different languages from red postbox looking machines.

Published by Valent Lau

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