Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto-Kinkakuji Temple, which was listed as a world cultural heritage in 1994, is the representative of the Beishan culture of the Muromachi period. The most striking thing in the territory is a pavilion located on the side of Jinghu Pond. It has three floors in height. The second and third floors are covered with gold leaf, which is extremely gorgeous and elegant in the water.
In 1394, the General Yukii of the Muromachi Shogunate, Ashikaga Retired, in order to find a place to stay in his later years, he built the Beishan Temple in the east foot of Yili Mountain, which was completed in 1397. After Yiman ’s death, Beishan Temple was changed to the Bodhi Temple of the Ashikaga clan. From then on, Beishan Temple was changed to Zen Temple, which was named Luyuan Temple. The word Luyuan originated from the Buddhist scriptures. Full legal name. However, because the image of the golden pavilion in the territory reflected on the lake was too popular, it was commonly known as the Golden Pavilion Temple at the beginning.
The garden of the Golden Pavilion Temple is in the form of a garden of pure land. The entire garden is an imagination and simulation of the ecstatic world of the past: The Jinghu Lake is the seven-potted lotus pond predicted in the Buddhist scriptures. The pool uses colorful rocks to represent the nine mountains and eight seas. As for the focus of the Golden Pavilion Temple, the Golden Pavilion is one of the most representative buildings in the center of Japan. The splendid golden pavilion is reflected in the clear water of the pool, lined with the nearby Yili Mountain and the garden. The whole pavilion is divided into three floors, each with different names and characteristics; the first floor is the “Amita” style Amitabha Hall, named “Fashuiyuan”; the second floor is “Academy” The style of Guanyin Hall is called “Chaoyin Hall”; the third floor is also the highest floor, which is built into a Buddhist temple in Zen style. The roof is pagoda-shaped, with a gold-plated phoenix spreading its wings, which is eye-catching and distinguished.
In addition to the Jinge and Jinghu ponds, there are many springs near the Lishan side. The Yinxia spring is said to be the spring water used by Yiman to make tea. The tea room Xijia Pavilion is a cottage with a farmhouse style, simple and subtle. The scenery here is changeable, graceful and elegant, and deserves a careful taste.