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The Strange Story of Kinkaku-ji and Ginkaku-ji: Part 2 Kinkaku-ji

Last time, we talked about one of the most popular tourist spots in all of Japan. Up next, we have a spot that’s just about unknown for anyone outside the country, and in some cases, even for someone who’s always lived in Japan (despite being counted as a national treasure and so forth).

The Strange Story of Kinkaku-ji and Ginkaku-ji: Part 1 Kinkaku-ji, also known as Rokuon-ji

Kinkaku-ji, also known as Rokuon-ji (its official, but much less popular name) or as the Temple of the Golden Pavilion (a literal translation of ‘Kinkaku-ji’), is probably among the most famous temples in Japan. If you’ve looked into Japan at all, you can probably recognise it by sight, if not by name.