Kinkaku-ji Castle (Temple of the Golden Pavillion) and The Imperial Palace in Kyoto

Kyoto- This is a tourist-friendly place where one finds rich nature, culture and nice people.

Let’s start with Nishi, a young lad whom we met at the Imperial Palace National Garden. My friend Hannah and were planning our next IT when we decided to stop by picnic tables in the garden.

Nishi did not mind sharing the table with us when we asked. Her is not a sad life, I guess, and she wanted some quiet time alone.

The Imperial Palace is a great place to spend your time commuting with nature, maybe reflect about how you’ve been doing in life, love and your family.

Upon arrival at the Kyoto Station, be sure to pass by the Information Centre so you can get a map and get some advise on how to tour the city. We took day pass for the Roku passenger bus which stops at key tourist spots in Kyoto.

KINKAKUJI CASTLE is also known as The Temple of the Golden Pavillion. Its a Zen-Buddhist temple.  According to Wikipedia, the garden complex is an excellent example of Muromachi period garden design. The Muromachi period is considered to be a classical age of Japanese garden design.


One of the regular pavilions before reaching the Golden Temple.


Here is a beautiful shot of the Kinkakuji Castle which I took away from the busy crowd. Its just serene. The majestic garden lay-out and good weather (it’s autumn when we visited) made the place very good for reflection and nature-tripping.


My postcard shot of Kinkaku-Ji Castle (with filter)


A scenic view of the garden

For some coins, you can get an instant view of your future in this fortune-telling vendo machine located near the exit. They say if you get a good one, keep the text for souvenir. If not, burn or leave the piece of paper behind. 😉


About tinamen

I am news reporter, trying to veer away from the daily grind of news. I am trying to make good of the experiences and opportunities that life bring me, and enjoy them. I will try to share in this blog some of my travels, hobbies, and the daily lessons that life would bring. I don't intend to brag, I intend to amuse, inform and touch your lives in my own little way.
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