Kinkaku-ji Temple in Kochi Area

Kinkaku-ji Temple

Kinkaku-ji Temple is a stunning Zen Buddhist temple located in the Kochi area of Kochi, Japan. It is also known as the Temple of the Golden Pavilion due to its beautiful golden exterior.


The temple was originally built in 1397 as a retirement villa for Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. After his death, it was converted into a temple according to his wishes. The temple has been destroyed and rebuilt several times over the years due to fires and wars.


The temple's main building is covered in gold leaf and sits on the edge of a pond. The pond reflects the golden exterior, creating a stunning visual effect. The temple's architecture is a mix of traditional Japanese and Chinese styles.

Visiting Kinkaku-ji Temple

Kinkaku-ji Temple is open to visitors year-round. Admission is ¥400 for adults and ¥300 for children. Visitors are required to remove their shoes before entering the temple building, and photography is not allowed inside.


The approximate latitude and longitude of Kinkaku-ji Temple is 33.5617° N, 133.5311° E.


Kinkaku-ji Temple is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Kochi, Japan. Its stunning architecture and rich history make it a truly unique and unforgettable experience.