Shakyo at Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto, Japan - Encircle Photos

Shakyo at Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto, Japan

Without question, the most popular site for tourists while visiting Kyoto – and among the best in Japan – is Kinkaku-ji. The grounds date back to the Kamakura period (1185 – 1332) and became a Zen temple in 1422. This building at the entrance (Chumon Gate) is labeled Shakyo. This is a Buddhist practice of reflection resulting in inner peace as the body and mind are harmonized.


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


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