Kinkaku-ji

Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan

Kinkaku-ji (Japanese: 金閣寺) or Rokuon-ji (Japanese: 鹿苑寺) is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. It is registered as a World Heritage Site as part of Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto.

Rokuon-ji
鹿苑寺
Kinkaku-ji the Golden Temple in Kyoto overlooking the lake - high rez.JPG
The shariden at Rokuon-ji,
commonly known as the Golden Pavilion (Kinkakuji)
Religion
AffiliationBuddhism
SectZen, Rinzai sect, Shōkoku-ji school
DeityKannon Bosatsu (Avalokiteśvara)
Location
Location1 Kinkakuji-chō, Kita-ku, Kyōto, Kyoto Prefecture[1]
CountryJapan
Kinkaku-ji is located in Japan
Kinkaku-ji
Shown within Japan
Geographic coordinates35°02′22″N 135°43′43″E / 35.0395°N 135.7285°E / 35.0395; 135.7285Coordinates: 35°02′22″N 135°43′43″E / 35.0395°N 135.7285°E / 35.0395; 135.7285
Architecture
FounderAshikaga Yoshimitsu
Completed1397
1955 (reconstruction)
Website
www.shokoku-ji.jp

NotesEdit

  1. "Tourist Facilities of Japan - Kinkaku-ji Temple Garden". Japan National Tourism Organization. Retrieved 2010-07-15.