Kinkaku-ji, Temple of the Golden Pavilion – Kyoto

DSC_0408One marvelous thing about experiencing Kinkaku-ji, and many of the other sights and shrines throughout Kyoto, was that there were many distinct moments, such as the one I took above, free of people, free of crowds, free of the claustrophobic crush that I’ve come to know so well in China.

Even at this popular destination, swarmed by Japanese schoolkids and their guides and other visitors, I could easily find isolated views, serene panoramas.  Such a breath of fresh air.  Space and pause in which to reflect and admire, to stand in awe.

2 thoughts on “Kinkaku-ji, Temple of the Golden Pavilion – Kyoto

  1. Wow! I recently went to Kyoto too! This was my favorite temple. The lake made it really pretty

    • Out of the Zen temples, Kinkaku-ji was definitely my favorite too! I enjoyed Fushimi Inari Shrine a bit more overall, but Kyoto was phenomenal. Happy travels!

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