Ginkakuji(銀閣寺), Kyoto

Ginkakuji, also known as Jishouji is the Silver Pavilion of Kyoto. Contrary to the name of the temple, it is not covered with silver.

Ginkakuji, Kyoto

This Zen Buddhist temple building stands at the back of a pond in the middle of thick woods and a beautiful Japanese style garden. It is situated in the Higashiyama area of Kyoto. The sand of the temple grounds is kept beautifully and we could see a heap of sand representing Mt. Fuji.

Representation of Mt. Fuji with sand on Ginkakuji ground.