日本での一年間

April 26, 2009

Kyoto (Philosopher’s Path – Silver Pavilion)

Filed under: Domestic, Kansai, Trips — myyearinjapan @ 1:45 pm

Ginkaku-ji,The Silver Pavilion (銀閣寺), is at one end of the Philosopher’s Path. It is not actually Silver (unlike the Golden Pavilion [金閣寺], which is actually covered in gold leaf). It is, however, one of Kyoto’s 17 UNESCO World heritage sites.

Walkway to the temple

Walkway to the temple

At Ginkaku-ji, the Silver Pavilion

At Ginkaku-ji, the Silver Pavilion

The Silver Pavilion itself, under construction at the time of my visit

The Silver Pavilion itself, under construction at the time of my visit

Ginkaku-ji rock garden

Ginkaku-ji rock garden

Pond

Pond

The path goes up the hillside a bit and its quite a pleasant walk

The path goes up the hillside a bit and it's quite a pleasant walk

Looking down at the Silver Pavilion

Looking down at the Silver Pavilion

The pristine path of the pavilion grounds

The pristine path of the pavilion grounds

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2 Comments »

  1. […] I visited this temple before a couple years ago in the springtime. You can see those pictures here. Crowds on the walk to the silver pavilion Reflection of the pavilion and crowds in a window. […]

    Pingback by New Years Eve at Kyoto’s Silver Pavilion « 日本での一年間 — February 23, 2011 @ 11:58 pm

  2. […] Golden Pavilion lives up to its name and is actually golden, unlike the silver pavilion. But, the Golden Pavilion is not an original. The first time I visited the pavilion, I marveled at […]

    Pingback by New Years Eve at Kyoto’s Golden Pavilion « 日本での一年間 — February 24, 2011 @ 3:42 am


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