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Golden Pavilion (Rokuon-ji Temple)


One of the most iconic monuments in Kyoto, the Golden Pavilion was originally built in 1397 and its sides are covered with gold leaf. Getting a photo in front of the dazzling building is a Kyoto rite of passage (crowds are a constant here), and even the setting on a serene pond is lovely.

Written by Pamela Murdoch

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