Ginkaku-ji (temple of the silver pavilion) is a Buddhist temple in Kyōto, Japan. It was built in 1482 by a Shōgun as his retirement home. Two buildings from the 15th century CE are still in place: the Kannon-den (Ginkaku, silver pavilion) and the Tōgu-dō.

Again I especially liked the garden dominated by Gishadan (lake of silver sand) and Kōgetsudan (moon viewing platform). You can see beautifully modeled sand areas with geometric forms and sculptures made of sand.

2 Ginkakujicho, Sakyo Ward
Kyōto, Japan

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