Saturday, May 18, 2013

Seeing the World: Kinkakuji, Kyoto

Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion)

This photo was taken by me, on my iPhone. I love it because it feels like I was the only one there at that time, basking in the quiet dignity of the Golden Pavilion. In reality, there were about 100 or so tourists there, all timing when they can jump into the view for their own souvenir "i've been here" shot.
I've seen pictures of Kinkakuji while I was researching online for our trip. They all look like this - and I always thought that it's because they were professional photographers, who could have the place booked to themselves.
This is what makes Kyoto beautiful - the temples, the gardens, the trees and the greenery all stand in their full, regal glory, oblivious to the people in awe of them.

Read about Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) here.


  1. Japan is so pretty noh? I'm sure you'd agree with me when I say na 7 days is short! Kulang oras.

    We'd love to go back..

    I miss Tokyo terribly.

    1. Me too Di, i want to keep going back! It's such a nice place. Our next target is Tokyo :)