Japan -03/31- 04/08/2017

Kinkaku-ji, Golden Pavilion -4/7/2017

Tea house

We are now outside the exit and there are souvenir shops, a small tea garden where you can have matcha tea and sweets (500 yen).  Thierry wanted to give it a try so here we are having traditional Japanese tea.

You have to remove your shoes and we are seating on a tatami floor.

A Japanese lady is preparing tea and serving us.


This is the tea room overlooking the garden.

Tea is served!


We all get matcha tea and a sweet treat.


It is nothing fancy but it is nice.

The tea was very strong but delicious!

Thierry, Mai, Me and Hoa having tea.

One of the server outside of the tea room.

Fudo Hall, a small temple hall which houses a statue of Fudo Myoo, one of the Five Wisdom Kings and protector of Buddhism. The statue is said to be carved by Kobo Daishi, one of the most important figures in Japanese religious history. 


a quick prayer...


We are now done with the visit and leaving the park...


Last picture of Thierry and Hoa at Kinkaku-Ji

Our tickets to get in.. only if you can read it!

Next to the rest area there is a row of vending machines....

This one sell only noodle cup

Vending machine selling soft drinks

As we were leaving, we saw this family dressed in traditional clothes and a lot of people are taking pictures of them.  As we got close to them we realized they were American Japanese.

We are now going to Tneryu-Ji temple and from the Kinkaku-ji we had to catch a bus and then transfer to Keifuku Electric Railroad and get off at th Arashiyam terminal station.

Next... Tenryu-ji Zen Temple



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