View of Kyoto from Ginkakuji or Silver Pavilion

Ginkakuji (銀閣寺, Silver Pavilion)

Ginkakuji

This Shot of Kyoto from Ginkakuji (銀閣寺, Silver Pavilion) or Higashiyama Jisho-ji which is the official name. It is a beautiful garden with excellent views of Kyoto from the top. We just managed to get there on our bikes before it closed for the end of the day. This is a 3 exposure HDR shot handheld taken in October of 2016 and as you can see there’s some lovely autumn colours just coming in.

Ginkakuji

History

Ginkakuji is a Zen temple along Kyoto’s eastern mountains (Higashiyama). Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa in 1482 built his retirement villa on the grounds of today’s temple. He modelled it after Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion), his grandfather’s retirement villa at the base of Kyoto’s northern mountains (Kitayama). After Yoshimasa’s death in 1490 the villa was converted into a Zen temple.

 

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