Kinkakuji, the Golden Pavilion, is one of Kyoto’s most iconic landmarks. It’s somewhere absolutely everyone visits when they go to Kyoto, and for good reason. The entire temple is plated in false gold foil. Any time of year, the sight is breathtaking.
Kinkakuji can be accessed from Kyoto Station by direct Kyoto City Bus number 101 or 205 in about 40 minutes.
Or, take the Karasuma Subway Line to Kitaoji Station (15 minutes) and take a taxi or bus (bus numbers 101, 102, 204 or 205) from there to Kinkakuji.
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