Ginkakuji, the silver temple

The owner of the Ginkakuji temple wanted to cover it in silver similarly to what his grandpa had done with the Kinkakuji (the golden temple). The economy was not good at that time and he could never afford the silver to cover it. The temple is still very famous for its beautiful gardens, and one can get a very nice view of Kyoto within a short distance walk in the hillside garden.

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Country: Japan
Area : Kinki area
Prefecture : Kyōto-fu
City : Kyōto-shi
District : Kinkakujichō
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Gaijin San

Since my better half is Japanese I often have the chance to travel to Japan. I grew fond over time of this magnificent country. I thought of sharing with you some places worth visiting in this little but growing travel guide to Japan. I try to show with images what I can't express with words. I hope you may find here some inspiration! For those who wonder, I chose the moniker Gaijin-San after being called like this by a waitress at a grilled eel restaurant. "Gaijin" means foreigner and "San" is a honorific suffix in Japanese.

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