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Ginkaku-ji Temple (Silver Pavilion)
Ginkaku-ji Temple (Silver Pavilion)

Ginkaku-ji Temple (Silver Pavilion)

8:30am - 5pm Mar - Nov and 9am-4:30pm Dec - Feb
2 Ginkakujicho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

Practical Info

City buses 5, 17, and 100 travel directly from Kyoto Station to Ginkaku-ji in about 35-40 minutes for 220 yen ($3USD) one way. Some pilgrims and visitors choose to walk along the Philosopher’s Path; the walk is 30-45 minutes from Nanzen-ji. The temple is open from 8:30am-5:00pm from March through November and 9:00am-4:30pm from December to February, and there are no closing days. The entrance fee is 500 yen ($5USD).

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Silver Pavilion Ginkaku-ji Temple Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide
Silver Pavilion Ginkaku-ji Temple Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide
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$23.18 per adult
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Felt the serenity all the way
Our guide Kaeko was a delight and so generous with her time and knowledge. The gardens of the Silver Pavillion are a must see. The peace and tranquility that was generated as we meandered our way through was a a very pleasant respite from the hectic nature of touring
Elizabeth_G, Oct 2019