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Ginkaku-ji Kannon-den

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Identification

Ginkaku-ji Kannon-den
銀閣寺 銀閣
銀閣寺観音殿
慈照寺 観音殿
慈照寺
Ginkaku-ji Ginkaku
Jisho-ji Kannon-den
Ginkaku Temple
214872

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Structure in General

temple
existing [completed]
wood
japanese architecture

Usages

temple (buddhist)

Facts

  • UNESCO listed the site as World Heritage in 1994.
  • Official name of the entire temple is "Jisho-ji (慈照寺), and this building in the temple is "Jisho-ji Kannon-den" (慈照寺 観音殿). "Kannon"(観音) means "Goddess of Mercy" (Guanyin) of Buddhism. "den"(殿) meas house. "Kannon-den" is a house that enshrines Kannon statue.
  • The 2nd floor: Kannon statue (観世音菩薩 or 観音菩薩) is enshrined.
  • Common and unofficial name of the entire temple is "Ginkaku-ji"(銀閣寺), and this building in the temple "Ginkaku-ji Ginkaku"(銀閣寺 銀閣). "ji"(寺) means temple, "Gin"(銀) means silver, and "kaku"(閣) means pavilion or house. "Ginkaku"(銀閣) means silver pavilion. The unofficial name Ginkaku-ji (銀閣寺) was recorded at first on a old book in 1658.
  • All Japanese know the unofficial name "Ginkaku-ji", but the official name "Jisho-ji" is not widely known, and many Japanese do not know the official name.
  • The unofficial name Ginkaku-ji is widely used in public official name. The address of the temple is "2 Ginkakuji-cho" (cho means town ). The bus stop of the temple is "Ginkakuji Mae" (Mae means "in front of").

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Location

2 Ginkakuji-cho, Ukyo-ku
606-8402
Sakyo-ku
Kyoto
Kyoto-fu
Japan

Technical Data

2
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1490
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Features & Amenities

  • National landmark
  • UNESCO landmark
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