Japan 2017: Ginkaku-ji / The Silver Pavilion + Philosopher’s Path, Kyoto

Ginkaku-ji¬†Temple, a Zen temple, was established in 1482 by Ashikaga Yoshimasa, the eighth Muromachi Shogunate. Yoshimasa¬†built Villa Higashiyama den to spend his retired life. Compared to the more famous Kinkaku-ji, I much prefer Ginkaku-ji. It is smaller but you can really see and feel how each element of the place was well thought of. As…

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