JAPANESE ARCHITECTURE IN KYOTO
ROKUON-JI TEMPLE (KINKAKU-JI TEMPLE) No.1
- Adress: Kinkakuji-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto City
- Phone: 075-461-0013
- Open: 9:00-17:30
- Fee: 500yen
- Access: Kinkakuji-mae busstop or Kinkakuji-michi busstop by City bus
- Buildings: Built in 1397(Ohei 4) by Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu as a villa namde Kitayama-den.
After his death, Muso-kokushi (a Famous priest and also known as a zen gardener) established as Zen temple named Rokuon-ji.
- Advice: Maple leaf is excellent on November.
- Shariden, the three storied pavillion known as the Golden Pavillion.
- 1st floor(Ground floor) is called Hosui-in and used as a meeting room. The building style of this floor is Shinden-zukuri, the resident palece style.
- 2nd floor is called Cho-on-do where the statue of Kannon is placed. The Shoin-zukuri style.
- 3rd floor is called Kukkyo-cho where three statues of Amida. the Zen temple style.
- 2nd and 3rd floors are covered with gold-leaf. This puvillion was burnt by filer in 1950 and rebuilt in 1955.
- Garden in front of Hojo(residence for monks).
[No.3]Paintings in Hojo
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