The former imperial capital of Japan, Kyoto is home to a myriad of landmarks ranging from gardens and castles to theatres and art galleries. A number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites are also among Kyoto attractions, showcasing the city’s rich historical and architectural heritage.
The Golden Pavilion is one of the main buildings of the Japanese Buddhist temple in Kyoto known as Kinkaku-ji. Showcasing three distinct styles of architecture; zen, samurai and hinden, the pavilion is three-storey high. The two top floors are covered in pure gold leaf. Set amidst a magnificent Japanese strolling garden, the pavilion extends over a tranquil pond. more