KINKAKU-JI GARDEN, Kyoto, Japan

The Kinkaku-ji Garden in Kyoto is centered around the Golden Pavilion, a most extraordinary building covered with sheets of pure gold, both inside and outside. The pavilion is part of the Rokuon-ji zen buddhist temple complex. Kinkaku-ji is a pond garden designed for strolling. The garden is listed as a National Special Historic Site and Special Place of Scenic Beauty, and its Golden Pavilion makes it a very popular attraction. The garden was created around 1400.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kinkaku-ji

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