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Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) in Kyoto

Kinkaku-ji (The Golden Pavilion) is a Zen Buddhist temple that was originally built in 1397 and reconstructed in 1955.  It is such a beautiful structure set in such a picturesque setting.

It was overcast when we visited, but still quite stunning.  The weather didn’t keep the crowds away so it was also quite crowded.  We only spent about an hour or two seeing it and wandering thru the gardens.  Even though it was a short visit, it was still one of my highlights from our entire trip.