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Kinkaku-ji the Golden Temple in Kyoto overlooking the lake - high rez.JPG

The shariden at Rokuon-ji,
commonly known as the Golden Pavilion (Kinkakuji")

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Basic information
Location 1 Kinkakuji-chō, Kita-ku, Kyōto, Kyoto Prefecture[1]
Affiliation Zen, Rinzai sect, Shōkoku-ji school
Deity Kannon Bosatsu (Avalokiteśvara)
Country Japan
Architectural description
Founder Ashikaga Yoshimitsu
Completed 1397
1955 (reconstruction)

Kinkaku-ji (金閣寺, literally "Temple of the Golden Pavilion"), officially named Rokuon-ji (鹿苑寺, literally "Deer Garden Temple"), is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan.[2] It is one of the most popular buildings in Japan, attracting a large number of visitors annually.[3] It is designated as a National Special Historic Site, a National Special Landscape and is one of 17 locations making up the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto which are World Heritage Sites.[

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