Ginkakuji

Ginkakuji

In contrast to the glistening Kinkakuji, Ginkakuji has a simpler beauty, but is still a lovely sight to behold.
The official name is Higashiyama Bishoji, built by Ashikaga Ashikaga of Muromachi shogunate 8th generation general.
The building of Kannon (Ginkaku) is based on Soguryoji temple or Kinkakuji temple palace, its simple beauty symbolic of Higashiyama culture.

Name Ginkakuji
Access · About 3 minutes from "Karasuma Oike" station by Karasuma subway line to "Imadegawa" station
 → About 15 minutes from "Karasuma Imadegawa" bus stop from Kyoto municipal bus to "Ginkakuji-michi"
 → About 8 minutes on foot from "Ginkakuji-michi" bus stop
Address 12, Ginkakujicho, Sakyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 606-8402
URL http://www.shokoku-ji.jp/g_about.html
We recommend

Walking the path of Tetsugaku-no-michi (Philosopher's Walk) to Nanzenji.
"Curry udon of "Hinode Udon(日の出うどん)" is recommended!

銀閣寺

銀閣寺

銀閣寺

銀閣寺

銀閣寺

銀閣寺

Philosopher’s Path

About 1.5 km long walking path that continues along Lake Biwa canal at the foot of Higashiyama from the Wako prince shrine near Eikan-do to Ginkakuji.
This name comes from the fact that Kyoto philosopher Nishida Kitaro and others were known for taking walks on this path and reflecting.
It has been chosen as the 100 best roads in Japan.

In the spring, about 500 Yoshino cherry blossoms are blooming and a beautiful cherry blossom tunnel is completed.
Early April is the best time to see it, and many tourists visit during the cherry blossom season.

哲学の道

哲学の道

哲学の道

哲学の道

哲学の道

哲学の道