Went to "Ginkakuji Temple", a name that came to be associated with Kinkakuji Temple in the Edo period. It is officially called "Higashiyama Jishoji Temple". It is one of the satellite temples of "Shokokuji Temple", the head temple of the Shokokuji sect of Rinzai Buddhism.
In the past, there was a Tendai sect temple called "Jodoji Trmple" here. After the temple was destroyed in the Onin War, Ashikaga Yoshimasa built "Higashiyama Villa" here, following his grandfather Yoshimitsu's Kitayama Villa (Kinkakuji). Map of the precincts of Ginkakuji Temple. It is large.
The warehouse on the left as enter. The garden in front is magnificent.
After passing through the gate, saw the Kannon Hall (Ginkaku), a national treasure. Surprised by the sudden appearance of the most famous building.
Kannon Hall seen from the main hall (Hojo). Seen through the sandy Ginsadan and the Kougetsudai. It shines silver in the moonlit night.
Kannonden (Hall of the Goddess of Mercy) seen over Kinkyochi Pond. This view is also nice.
Tougudo, a national treasure. Formerly the Amida Hall, which enshrined Amida Buddha, during the Higashiyama Villa period. The building retains the appearance of its original construction.
Ginkakuji Temple seen from the observatory. The innovative design combines the Tougudou of Jodo religion with a Zen garden. Yoshimasa was not a great politician, but he was considered a first-rate cultural figure.
The tea well, which gushes up the hill behind the house, was discovered in 1931. Since the Heian period (794-1185), good quality water has been gushing out here. Kyoto, with the largest lake in Japan, Lake Biwa, on the other side of the mountain, is also a city of water.
Kannonden, seen from the moss garden in the back. The building seen from this side was also beautiful.
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