Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) Temple
Located in northern Kyoto, Kinkakuji is a Zen temple whose top two floors are completely covered with gold leaf. It was painted by yellow color reflected into a wlake, creates beautiful picture of nature. If you have a chance to visit Kyoto, don’t miss to take photos and to recognize amazing scenes.
Gion is a district of Kyoto, is a collection of streets defined by its old wooden buildings, teahouses and exclusive Japanese restaurants,…
The district was built to accommodate the needs of travelers and visitors to the shrine. It eventually evolved to become one of the most exclusive and well-known geisha districts in all of Japan.
This is a huge market that you could spend hours. The market is well-known for many kinds of street food of the country to souvenir shopping, etc. It is a great place to find seasonal foods and Kyoto specialties, such as Japanese sweets, pickles, dried seafood and sushi. This place should be on everyone’s list of sites to see while being in Kyoto.
Ginkakuji (Silver Pavilion) Temple
This is also a Zen temple along Kyoto’s eastern mountains. Differ from the Golden Pavilion, the temple is not in silver color as its name, but beautiful structure. Today, Ginkakuji consists of the Silver Pavilion, half a dozen other temple buildings, a beautiful moss garden and a unique dry sand garden. Although the temple is not served for visiting, it is enjoyed by walking along a circular route around its grounds, from which the gardens and buildings can be viewed.
Zen garden is an interesting and deeply spiritual aspect of Japanese gardening traditions. The typical Zen garden consists of an enclosed and shallow sand box of sorts which features predominantly sand or gravel with rocks of various shapes and sizes. The rocks and sand are the main elements of the garden, which generally creates the scene of islands in the sea.
Zen garden, is located within Ryoanji Temple, is one of the most famous gardens in the world.