Ginkaku-ji [銀閣寺] was established in 1482 by Ashikaga Yoshimasa, the eighth Muromachi Shogunate. Sitting on the roof is a golden bronze phoenix dedicated to Kannonbosatu [the Goddess of Mercy]. It faces east and protects Ginkaku-ji.
Display of the various mosses blanketing the area:
It is a beautiful area to stroll around and enjoy at your own pace, unlike the Kyoto Imperial Palace where the only way you’re getting in is with a guided tour.
The overcast day gave the forested walkway a wonderful mood.
Ginsyadan [銀沙灘] panorama, the white sand Kougetsudai [向月台] in the background is said to resemble Mt. Fuji:
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