In the wooded hills on the edge of the city, Kinkakuji is a Zen Buddhist temple and one of Kyoto’s 17 UNESCO-listed Historical Monuments and one of its most beautiful sights. The main pavilion is covered in gold leaf, artfully enhanced by the reflecting pool that laps at its foot, and surrounded by gardens that are exemplar classical Japanese horticultural design. The sight, however, has not always exuded such tranquillity – the pavilion that you see today is not the 14th century building but a 1955 reconstruction after the original was burnt down by a rogue monk. 

Kinkakuji Temple Holidays

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Discover Japan Tour

14 days from $9,130pp
  • Matsumoto Castle
  • Kyoto's Shrines
  • Japanese Alps
Jewels of Japan Tour

12 days from $8,440pp
  • Mount Fuji
  • Hiroshima & Miyajima
  • Vibrant Tokyo
  • Himeji Castle
  • Kyoto
Trails of Japan Tour

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  • Mount Fuji Hike
  • Snow Monkeys in Yudanaka
  • Koya-san Temple Stay

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Wendy Wu Tours is one of Australia's leading escorted tours specialist and we think it's easy to see why! We are knowledgeable, passionate and innovative about travel in Asia and the world beyond. Combine this with the excellent value, cultural experiences and industry-leading National Escorts that our tours offer and you can trust that you are going to have the best possible experience travelling with us. So, what are you waiting for?

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