The beautiful Ginkaku-ji Temple is a Zen temple in Kyoto, boasting beautiful, lush green gardens and a magnificent pavilion.

The temple which is also called the Temple of the Silver Pavilion shares a striking resemblance to the Kinkaku-ji Temple known as Temple of the Golden Pavilion.

The lovely gardens, home to moss gardens, ponds and bridges are the highlight of the temple attracting visitors and locals alike. There is a lovely view over the gardens from a view point reached by a winding path.

Ginkaku is located at the foot of the Higashi Mountains on the East side of Kyoto at the northern end of the lovaly Philosopher's Path.

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The entrance fee is 500 Yen per person.