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Kinkaku-ji (The Golden Pavilion)

September 22nd 2014
After taking the Randen train from the Arashiyama area where I visited the Iwatayama monkey park, I was on my way to visit Kinkakuji , the Golden Paviion which is a Zen temple and its top two floors are covered in Gold leaf. Once you r ... read more
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Japanese Flag In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
22nd December 2016

This temple is wonderful. Omamori of kinkaku-ji can be found on

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