Sunday, October 21, 2012

Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) 金閣寺, Kyoto Japan

Kinkakuji 金閣寺 is a UNESCO gazetted site and is one of the temple that you should not missed if you visit to Kyoto. The top two floors of this temple are completely covered in gold leaf.

We still took bus from Kyoto station, this time the journey is a bit longer, it took about 30mins..Once we reached there, we bought this sushi from the mini rmarket for breakfast..Even this sushi was cold but very tasty..


very nice yogurt drink


I must say this temple is very very beautiful and awesome. FYI, you can't enter to this temple, you can just stand by the side of the lake to admire this golden pavilion..





In fact, Kinkakuji is the only main attraction at this small place..


Coin toss



A teacher was explaining to the students, not sure what she was telling, too bad i don't know Japanese..

you can also stop by here to have Japanese tea ceremony..



This is cute right?



Before you exit, there are many stalls selling souvenirs, cookies and tibits...I strongly recommend you to buy the wasabi nuts, very nice wor..


After exit, you will continue see many shops selling souvenirs & etc..




My Little Space said...

Sonia, this surely a very peaceful & lovely place to visit and love those souvenirs especially those little baskets. So pretty.
Enjoy your weekend, dear. & have a great week ahead.

ICook4Fun said...

Thanks for showing us all the lovely pictures of Japan. I hope I get to visit Japan one day.

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Honey Bee Sweets said...

Lovely photos of Kyoto! The golden pavilion is so beautiful and ancient looking at the same time. :) your photos are tempting everyone to visit Japan! Haha!

Kimmy said...

Hi Sonia, I love this kind of place, simple yet awesome and you get to see the natural beauty of everything. Thanks for sharing these photos.

mui mui said...

Hi Sonia,
Lovely pictures of Kyoto. The sushi looks so yummy.
Yes, yes,the绘马挂is really cute!!
Is that the little little notes left by the students or the tourist for blessing or something??
Have a lovely weekend..:)


mia111 said...

Hi Sonia! I always enjoy reading your posts about your Japan trip! The temple looks so expensive and delicate! No wonder entry is not permitted! I understand what you mean by even cold sushi tastes good because it is the ingredient that counts!

Mich Piece of Cake said...

Such beautiful photos... makes me want to go there as well.

Dumpling Love said...

Beautiful pictures, Sonia! It looks great. My brother has also been and he says it's really jealous! hehe.

Anne Regalado said...

Such an awesome place to visit ! I love those souvenirs :D And that sushi looks really good ! lol

Li Shuan said...

Thanks for sharing

Baby Sumo said...

What a magnificent looking building!

divya said...

awesome pics...

cquek said...

that is a beautiful place to visit, thanks a lot for sharing. i love the sushi.

Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today said...

Golden pavilon looks simply beautiful. All the pictures are great.

Jessie-CookingMoments said...

Sonia, it is indeed a very beautiful gold pavillion, imagine the background in 4 different seasons, sui ah! Like the souvenir shop, selling so many of cute stuffs!

Phong Hong said...

Beautiful! Must make a point to visit Japan in the future, simpan duit banyak-banyak dulu :)

Mel said...

Beautiful photos

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Loved your travel post! Have a safe and fun vacation this week!

Choi Yen said...

very cute wishing boards~

Honey boy said...

金阁寺makes me think of 一休小和尚。what a beautiful place... Lovely photos. Thanks.

nhadat4vn said...

oh oh, it's beautiful
cho thue van phong quan 1

lena said...

yes, the temple looks beautiful! i think i remember seeing those little notes too at alan's blog last time, but i cant remember is it the same place.

Robertockg said...

Thanks for sharing

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