HOME Kansai Kyoto Ginkakuji Temple, Nanzenji Temple Ginkaku-ji Temple (Jisho-ji Temple)
  • Ginkaku-ji Temple (Jisho-ji Temple)

Ginkaku-ji Temple (Jisho-ji Temple)



Ginkaku-ji Temple was built by the 8th Shogun of the Muromachi period, Yoshimasa Ashikaga, who built it originally as a mountain villa in Higashiyama. Its construction was based on Kinkaku-ku Temple, built by his grandfather Yoshimitsu. Following his will, Ginkaku-ji became a temple after Yoshimasa died. It is formally known as “Jisho-ji Temple”. Unlike the flashiness of Kinkaku-ji Temple, Ginkaku-ji Temple is representative of the world of wabi-sabi with its quiet elegance. While ”gin” may mean silver, Ginkaku-ji Temple is not coated in silver foil. Its unique rock garden is separated into two levels with the bottom being a circular path around a pond. To the east of the pond sits Ginkaku-ji Temple and Togu-do, which was built in the same year.

Location Information

  • Address

    2, Ginkakujicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 606-8402

  • Nearest Station
    Mototanaka Station
    ・ Eizan Dentetsu Eizan Line
    28 minutes on foot
  • Phone Number
    Available languages
    only in Japanese
  • Hours
    8:30am - 5:00pm
    *Open from 9:00 to 16:30 from November to February*Until 16:30 during December through February
  • Closed
Original source: ©Shobunsha Publications Inc.

Recommended Spots in Area

  • Visiting
  • Eating
  • Shopping
※ The above information was correct at the time of updating, but there may be changes to actual prices. Please confirm the current prices when visiting.