Kinkakuji (Temple of the Golden Pavilion) – Kyoto, Japan – Photo

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Golden Temple - Kyoto, Japan - Photo

It started as a palace for a retired Shogun but is now a Buddhist temple. Rebuilt after a monk set fire to it, Kinkakuji (Temple of the Golden Pavilion) may be the most photographed of all of the ancient sites of Kyoto.

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by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast, and a co-host for This Week in Travel podcast.

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