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Local time: 01:03:51, Address: 日本, 京都府京都市左京区銀閣寺町2, Tel.: +81 75-771-5725, Official WWW website:

Ginkaku-ji is a medieval temple in Japan . It is located in the Higashiyama district, in Kyoto Prefecture. Ginkaku-ji was built on the command of shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa in 1474. It is a typical example of the traditional Japanese culture, the Higashiyama Bunka. Ginkaku-ji further contains a forested area with several species of moss, a pond, a Japanese garden designed by the landscape architect Soamim and the so-called Rock Garden. The garden consists of a pile of white sand that had been probably left here by workers, when their work was discontinued, and so it became a part of the garden. It symbolizes Mount Fuji . A steep street bordered with little shops selling traditional souvenirs - umbrellas, fans, swords, sticks and objects made of kimono silk - leads to the temple. Ginkaku-ji was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1994.

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GPS: 35.027, 135.7982
Altitude: 95 m
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