Excess of Beauty!!!
Is it possible that something is so beautiful that we can not describe !?The expectations were high, and I was not disappointed!The Gold Pavillion (or Kinkaku.Ji – Rokuon-Ji Temple) in Kyoto.
The garden and the buildings surrounding the ‘pavilion’ – which are meant to represent Buddha’s pure land all over the world – did not disappoint.
Built at the end of the14th century, it was originally the private house of a shōgun. When he died, the house was converted into a temple for Zazen practice (or religious meditation) – an important method of Buddhist meditation training, that helps one to establish a base within Zen Buddhism.
The brilliant Kinkaku is a landmark of Kyoto. It caught fire many times during wars, and more recently it partially burned in the sequence of a crime. It was restored in 1955, but a significant improvement came around in1987 – when all gold leaves were replaced.
Recognized by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage, the shining and AMAZING Kinkaku-ji is a historical building that represents Japan very well.
A ‘Must See’ in the Kyoto area! (30m by Public Bus)