Wednesday, 24 October 2012

The M(i)sterious Ginkaku-ji

So may temples and villas in Kyoto with beautiful gardens, how to tell them all apart? Look for the unique feature. For Ginkaku-ji, we were lucky to arrive during a downpour. Lucky? Once the rain passed, the mist moved in and gave the place a stunning, eerie look.

The pavilion is unassuming at Ginkaku-ji. The big mound of sand in the garden is not.

The rest of the garden is beautiful, whether from the edge of a pavilion or overlooking a small lake.

Another view of the main pavilion and the impressive sand cone.

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