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Kinkaku-ji Temple, also known as the Golden Pavilion, is one of the most iconic landmarks in Kyoto, Japan. It is a Zen Buddhist temple that is covered in gold leaf, and it is located on a picturesque lake. I visited Kinkaku-ji Temple recently, and I was absolutely blown away. The temple is even more beautiful than I imagined. The gold leaf gleams in the sunlight, and the reflection in the lake is simply stunning. I also enjoyed walking around the temple grounds. The gardens are well-maintained and there are a number of other interesting buildings and exhibits to see. Overall, I had a wonderful time at Kinkaku-ji Temple. It is a must-see for anyone visiting Kyoto. Here is a short review of Kinkaku-ji Temple: Kinkaku-ji Temple is a stunning and iconic landmark in Kyoto. The gold leaf gleams in the sunlight, and the reflection in the lake is simply breathtaking. The temple grounds are also beautiful and well-maintained. I highly recommend a visit to Kinkaku-ji Temple if you are looking for a beautiful and memorable experience in Kyoto.
The most touristy stop in Kyoto that felt more like an amusement park than a temple or shrine. However, the shrine is so stunning that it's hard to complain. Don't expect much more out of this location than a few great photos of a stunning temple.
Try to go early or on a rainy day, otherwise you have to wait in long lines to take a photo, especially if it's sunny, because literally everyone and their dog visits there. But it truly is stunning and beautiful.
If you can visit in the moths of May/June, you'll be able to see the temple with nice weather and beautiful skies. Also, if you arrive in the morning, you'll be able to have great places to take pictures for yourself.
It's neat to see and it's very golden, but there's not much else to see other than taking the typical shot of the building. This place is a little over-hyped in my opinion and they are much more beautiful things to see in Kyoto, but I felt like I had to go because it's one of the main things to see in Kyoto. It's pretty easy to get here by bus. I was intimidated by the bus system at first, but there's no need to be. Just use Google Maps for directions and you'll be fine :)
Picturesque, but you should go early because there is a lot of tourist visiting this place and if you like to take pictures, then you should go before te crowd gets there. A tip, there are a lot of kimono rental shops, so if you want to take nice pictures en dress up a little, then rent a kimono