北山 鹿苑寺 (金閣寺) (Kinkaku-Ji Temple)

Buddhist Temple, Historic Site, and Monument / Landmark
北区金閣寺町1 (鹿苑寺境内), Kyoto, Kyōto, 603-8361, Japan
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Open until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
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  • Ranked #4 for Buddhist temples in Kyoto
  • What you need to know
    Edwin S.
    "detailed architecture"(2 Tips)
    Yat Fai O.
    "late in the afternoon or during sunset"(3 Tips)
    ken
    "great when the sunlight shines and the temple reflects."(7 Tips)
    Ronald Z.
    "there to be in the afternoon"(5 Tips)
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  • Caroline D.

    Wow, it's stunning. It can get really really crowded around sunset though.

    Caroline Deng · 2 weeks ago
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  • Sabino D.

    If you are stating your trip I recommend to buy a booklet to collect monk stamps and signs

    Sabino Diaz · May 23
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  • Tarik H.

    Can't miss this golden temple...pretty crowded, but work your way over to the left after entering for clear shots.

    Tarik Hart · May 6
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  • Claudia

    Definitely overrated and overcrowded, but Ina sunny day it is a nice view

    Claudia · April 13
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  • Alessandro M.

    I can see why some people think of it as a tourist trap, but I'd still say this is too spectacular to skip!

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  • Nao

    金閣寺は何度訪れても美しさに引き込まれますね。 御朱印 『舎利殿』。力強い字体とスタンプの組み合わせが気に入っています。 出口近くの不動堂近くの御朱印所で頂けます。

    Nao · April 2
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  • Melinda P.

    Good place for Mochi tasting. Good prices too

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  • showhey

    臨済宗相国寺派 相国寺山外塔頭 北山 鹿苑寺 創建:応永4(1397) 開基:足利義満 開山:夢窓疎石 御本尊:観音菩薩(方丈本尊)

    showhey · March 31
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  • Haley B.

    A must visit temple. It is crowded, but you can get great shots as the sun starts to set and the light hits the gold plated pavilion.

    Haley B · March 12
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  • Yuka W.

    夕方4時ごろ行くと、西日が当たってきれい。

    Yuka Watabayashi · February 20
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  • Eric L.

    Nice view.....i like it very much

    Eric Lee · February 18
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  • Bob ボ.

    I was impressed by Snowy Kinkaku-ji Temple.You can preview current status via a live camera on the following url.http://www.shokoku-ji.jp/k_access.html

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  • All C.

    バス停横で、平家新築工事中 工事途中だけど綺麗だった。

    All Color · February 6
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  • National Geographic Traveller (UK)

    The stuff that Orientalist architectural fantasies are made of. Its reflection is a magical mirror image in the water it seemingly floats on. The grounds include a 600-year-old bonsai tree. Read more

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  • Steve Z.

    From Kyoto station take the No.101 or 205 bus to Kinkakuji-michi.From other areas, take a bus to Kinkakuji-michi (large bus stop on bus maps) or Kinkakuji-mae (closer to the temple) 400¥ Entrance fee

    Steve Zhang · January 25
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  • Vansi

    Be prepared for a long line through the park.

    Vansi · January 11
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  • Nikita K.

    Other than taking this photo, I did get nothing from this place. You can't go inside.

    Nikita Korotaev · January 5
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  • Juan Pablo C.

    Nice but a loooot of people just go for the picture. Stay, enjoy, breath the peace on this place.

    Juan Pablo Chaves Castro · December 31, 2014
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  • J. I.

    Beautiful temple and park.

    J. I.G. · November 17, 2014
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  • Roan O.

    4thhhh! :D

    Roan Ordaneza · November 16, 2014
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  • Jen-Son T.

    Don't forget to fill-up with green tea soft serve on your way out!

    Jen-Son Thong · November 8, 2014
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  • Sumin

    LOTSA tourists ( especially big groups) here & there & everywhere 😔 but it's still great to visit one of the gorgeous world culture heritage sites.

    Sumin · October 27, 2014
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  • Tutu P.

    Nice!! ^__^

    Tutu Piyarath · October 21, 2014
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  • Alegría S.

    Amazing place, but it would be better without soooooo many people. I won't recommend visiting it :(

    Alegría Salvador · October 20, 2014
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  • Alberto R.

    Está masificado y sobrevalorado a mi parecer. Si vienes por primera vez a Kyoto esta es una de las cosas a las que le pueden dar por culo.

    Alberto Rodriguez · October 20, 2014
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  • Maria N.

    Unbelievable golden temple delicately hidden in the landscape

    Maria Nilova · October 19, 2014
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  • etta y.

    Garish, but impressive. I'm told it's most beautiful in the snow.

    etta y · October 6, 2014
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  • 082

    ふらりと立ち寄って写経できます。1枚1000円。持ち帰りできませんが、お土産に金閣寺の絵はがきがもらえます。

    082 · September 20, 2014
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  • Kudret Ç.

    Altin tapinak ve doga

    Kudret Çelebi · September 1, 2014
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  • らいか

    金閣寺、やっぱり綺麗だなぁ*\(^o^)/*

    らいか · August 17, 2014
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  • Michael C.

    You can't visit Japan without going to see the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto.

    Michael Campanella · August 10, 2014
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  • goop

    Golden Pavilion, aka Kinkaku-ji, Zen Buddhist temple built in 1397. Read more

    goop · July 30, 2014
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  • Mitch C.

    A W E S O M E!!!

    Mitch Cayetano · July 20, 2014
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  • Mitch C.

    AWESOME gold temple unbelievable(^o^)

    Mitch Cayetano · July 20, 2014
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  • Mitch C.

    AWESOME gold temple(^o^)

    Mitch Cayetano · July 20, 2014
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  • Mitch C.

    AWESOME(^o^)

    Mitch Cayetano · July 20, 2014
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  • Pannapat T.

    Ikkyū-san!

    Pannapat Tonaree · June 21, 2014
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  • Jonas N.

    Maravilhoso

    Jonas Nakao · May 27, 2014
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  • Masatake N.

    綺麗ね!この後銀閣寺、哲学の道てくてく頑張って

    Masatake Nakahigashi · May 13, 2014
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  • チョッピン

    仁和寺方面へ歩けないこともないですが結構距離があります。市バスか嵐電(北野白梅町駅)がオススメです。嵐電を使う場合は嵐山方面への観光とセットで組み込むといいでしょう

    チョッピン · March 15, 2014
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  • Yat Fai O.

    Entrance fee is 300 yen. Come late in the afternoon or during sunset when the golden pavilion reflects the sunlight

    Yat Fai Ooi · March 4, 2014
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  • Jenson L.

    「又譬似進金閣寺,水中金閣固美,池上那些遠遠近近的石山、小島,極有可看;經過十多年,金閣寺的石上苔痕與松姿,愈發養蘊得清美不可方物,我幾要說每一塊石每一株松都已是寶一般。」- 舒國治《門外漢的京都》頁二七

    Jenson Lee · January 27, 2014
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  • koryu m.

    雪の金閣を見たい人は、まず金閣ライブカメラで積雪状況をチェックして、積もってそうと判断できたら次の日の朝一番に乗り込むのがいい。晴れていれば屋根の檜皮部分から雪が融けていくので、とにかくお早めに。  http://www.shokoku-ji.jp/k_live.html

    koryu mon · January 15, 2014
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  • 龍

    正式名称は鹿苑寺で、京都を代表する観光地の一つ。室町幕府第3代将軍足利義満公の別荘である北山殿を、義満の死後遺言により禅寺としたもの。応永4 (1397) 3層の舎利殿を建立し内外に金箔を押したところから金閣寺と呼ばれた。銀閣 (慈照寺観音殿) 、飛雲閣 (西本願寺) と併せて「京の三閣」と呼ぶ。平成6 (1994)「古都京都の文化財」の一つとして世界遺産 (文化遺産) に登録されている。

    · January 13, 2014
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  • Edwin S.

    Visit the Golden Pavillion, designated as a National Special Historic Site and National Special Landscape, with 2 floors covered entirely in thin layers of pure gold and detailed architecture ...

    Edwin Shao · December 18, 2013
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  • KENSUKE K.

    仁和寺からここまでのルートが好きですね。

    KENSUKE KOIZUMI · November 4, 2013
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  • Rejean F.

    Try to go on a sunny day! But beware lots of tourists.

    Rejean Fils-Aime · October 13, 2013
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  • Rejean F.

    Try to go on a sunny day! Its so beautiful.

    Rejean Fils-Aime · October 13, 2013
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  • alfabeat

    御朱印は入り口ではなく出口付近の社務所でもらえます。

    alfabeat · September 28, 2013
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  • まさ・なち リ.

    舎利殿(金閣)は国宝、重要文化財格を失いましたが、鏡(きょうこち)を中心とした泉回遊式庭園は国の特別史跡・特別名勝です。金閣が水面に映る景色は季節を問わず絶景です。

    まさ・なち リコピン · September 17, 2013
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