Kyoto: Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion)

One of Kyoto's highlights is the Golden Pavilion, a Zen temple whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. The pavilion was built in 1408 and has burned down numerous times throughout its history including 1950 when it was set on fire by a fanatic monk. The present structure was rebuilt in 1955.… Continue reading Kyoto: Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion)