Kinkakuji to nijo castle-Kyoto Japan – Kinkakuji Temple is more familiar to foreign tourists as “The Temple of the Golden Pavillion”. It was built during the 14th century on the grounds of a mountain villa belonging to Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. Golden Pavilion can be seen both in its natural form and as an upside-down image on the pond.
Nijyo castle served as the residence of the Tokugawa family and their retainers when they visited Kyoto. However in 1867 Japanese historical event was held at Nijyo Castle. The 15th shogun Tokugawa Yoshinobu returned his power to the emperor and next year Japan officially started to become a modern state.
To get to Kinkaku-ji, also known as The Golden Pavillion, we took bus 59 from Imadegawa. Since we knew we were going to use the bus thrice. Once we got there, there were a swarm of people taking photos and admiring the Kinkaku-ji. Who can resist the gold-plated temple surrounded by the tranquil water garden? As the other tourist spots, this, too, was preserved well.