Kinkaku-ji Temple, AKA Temple of the Golden Pavilion, is something you really have to see with your own eyes. The beautiful temple on a lake is surrounded by a quiet, peaceful garden and a real must see in Kyoto. Also a World Heritage site.
Budget travel tips
- Worth combining with the Arashiyama Bamboo Groves, to save on bus costs and time.
How to get there
From Kyoto station, take the No.101 or 205 bus to Kinkakuji-michi.
From other areas, take a bus to Kinkakuji-michi (large bus stop on bus maps) or Kinkakuji-mae (closer to the temple).
Opening time: 9 AM to 5 PM
Cost: Adults 400 yen, children 300 yen
Recommended Hostels and Cheap Hotels
Kinkaku-ji Temple is a little away from the center of Kyoto, so try our Kyoto accommodation guide.