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  • Address: Kita-ku Kinkaku-ji-cho, Kyoto 603-8361, Japan
  • Hours: Open daily 9am - 5pm
  • Admission: ¥400

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Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji) Tours

The Golden Pavilion, or Kinkaku-ji,  is one of the most famous temples in Kyoto, and a major highlight of any visit to the city.

The three-story pagoda gleams with gold leaf, though it is a 1955 replica of the original 1397 temple, which was destroyed by fire in 1950.

The beautiful temple hovers over a lake, surrounded by twisted pines and forests. The image of its reflection captured in the mirror-like water is a Kyoto symbol, and a must-have photo opportunity.

The classic stone and water gardens are another highlight for a stroll.

Practical Info

The Golden Pavilion is in northwest Kyoto. The best way to get to the Golden Pavilion is either in an organized tour or by bus from Kyoto Station.

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Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with Options, Kyoto, null
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Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with Options

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Discover the World Heritage-listed Kyoto and visit the must-see sights in a day!  Travel on an air-conditioned coach on this 9 to 11-hour tour and ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 9 to 11 hrs

From USD $118.54
Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe from Osaka, Osaka, Cultural Tours
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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe from Osaka

4.5 star rating: Recommended 82 Reviews

This is a day trip from Osaka to Kyoto, Nara and Kobe. Tour sites you will visit include: Kyoto Arashiyama, Kinkaku-ji, Nara Todaiji Temple and Park, and the ...  Read more

Location: Osaka, Japan
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $86.90
Hidden Kyoto Bike Tour, Kyoto, Day Trips
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Hidden Kyoto Bike Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

This is a 7 kilometer bike ride that visits famous attractions as well as hidden gems in Kyoto such as the Kinkakuji, Daitokuji Temple Complex in order to ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $91.18
Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour, Kyoto, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 26 Reviews

In order to closely feel the local atmosphere of Kyoto, this tour will use public transportation so that you can experience the everyday life of Kyoto locals, ...  Read more

Location: Kyoto, Japan
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.18
Kyoto and Nara Day Tour Including Golden Pavilion and Todai-ji Temple from Osaka, Osaka, Full-day ... 
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Kyoto and Nara Day Tour Including Golden Pavilion and Todai-ji Temple from Osaka

4.5 star rating: Recommended 202 Reviews

See the main sights of both Kyoto and Nara in one day! This day trip from Osaka takes you on a morning tour of Nijo Castle, Kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden ...  Read more

Location: Osaka, Japan
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $163.22
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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto and Nara from Osaka

4.5 star rating: Recommended 9 Reviews

This is an affordable yet culturally-enriching bus trip from Osaka to Kyoto and Nara.Tour stops at Kyoto Arashiyama, Kinkakuji-temple and Nara park Todaiji ...  Read more

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Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto from Osaka, Osaka, Day Trips
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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto from Osaka

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This is an easy, culturally-enriching bus trip from Osaka to Kyoto. The tour stops at the Fushimi Inari temple and the UNESCO world heritage sites, ...  Read more

Location: Osaka, Japan
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Kyoto Morning Tour of Kinkakuji Temple, Nijo Castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace from Osaka, Osaka, ... 
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Kyoto Morning Tour of Kinkakuji Temple, Nijo Castle and Kyoto Imperial Palace from Osaka

4.5 star rating: Recommended 48 Reviews

See Kyoto highlights on this 6-hour tour from Osaka! Visit two UNESCO World Heritage sites — Ninjo Castle and Kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden Pavilion) — as you tour ...  Read more

Location: Osaka, Japan
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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Kyoto Day Tour of Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle and Sanjusangendo from Osaka, Osaka, Day Trips
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Kyoto Day Tour of Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle and Sanjusangendo from Osaka

4 star rating: Recommended 60 Reviews

Tour Kyoto’s famous landmarks all in one day, traveling by rail from Osaka! Visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites in the former royal capital, including ...  Read more

Location: Osaka, Japan
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.54
Japan Sakura Tour 6days, Tokyo, Day Trips
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Japan Sakura Tour 6days

Japan's cherry blossoms, also known as sakura, are known world-wide for their beauty. So why do Japanese like cherry blossom so much? If you watch a cherry ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 6 days (approx.)

From USD $2,200.00

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