Take a short, fantastic, value-packed trip to the Silver Pavilion, Ginkaku-ji Temple, accompanied by a nationally-licensed, experienced multilingual guide!
The history of the Silver Pavilion, or Ginkaku-ji Temple in Japanese, along with its beautiful and unique gardens of moss and dry sand, make it one of Kyoto's most popular tourist destinations.
Ginkaku-ji, built in the late 1400s, was originally planned as a retirement villa for an art-obsessed shogun, and initial plans involved covering it with silver foil. Those plans were never realized, but the name remained. You can learn more about the history of this temple from one of our nationally-licensed and experienced English-speaking guides, while strolling the grounds and admiring the aesthetic beauty of the gardens and buidings.
A can't miss stop during your stay in Japan!
Note*1: The Nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
With a licensed and experienced English speaking guide, this short trip is a fantastic and great value way of experiencing Japan!
As the retirement villa of an art obsessed shogun, Ginkaku-ji became a center of contemporary culture, known as the Higashiyama Culture in contrast to the Kitayama Culture of his grandfather's times. Unlike the Kitayama Culture, which is famous for the Golden Pavillion Kinkaku-ji Temple, the Higashiyama Culture had a broad impact on the entire country. The arts developed and refined during the time include the tea ceremony, flower arrangement, noh theatre, poetry, garden design and architecture.
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