Although officially named as Rokuon-ji Temple, Kinkaku-ji is widely and more popularly known as Kinkaku-ji (literally meaning "Temple of the Golden Pavilion") for its golden color due to the gold-leaf coating all over its structure. It is under the Rinzai school called Shōkoku-ji. Kinkaku-ji is undoubtedly one of Japan's most popular buildings, drawing in visitors from all over the world no matter what season, although it is a particularly famous spot for viewing red leaves during autumn. It has been registered as a World Cultural Heritage Site as well as one of the "Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto" in 1994.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Adult (high school and above): \400
Child (junior high school and below): \300