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Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers, nearly equivalent to Germany and Switzerland combined or slightly smaller than California. Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands.

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Kinkaku-ji Temple Garden

A large pond named Kyoko-chi forms the core of this garden. The garden is designed to provide a view of different scenes while walking around the pond, and accounts for about 93,000 of the 132,000 square meter temple grounds. The Kyoko-chi Pond alone takes up 60,600 square meters and includes islands of various sizes such as Naka-jima and Iwa-jima. There are also rocks and stones of unusual shapes. These islands have different shapes depending on the angle from which they are seen. The scene viewed from the Sekka-tei Cottage at the back of the hill is particularly impressive. The reflection of the golden pavilion on the water is also striking.

1 Kinkakuji-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Admission Fee
400 yen

Open throughout the year 

JR Kyoto Stn./Bus/30-min. ride/Kinkakuji-michi Stop/ 3-min. walk