Kinkakuji (Rokuonji) Temple also known as the Golden Pavilion.
The Golden Pavilion, top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. Formally known as Rokuonji, the temple was the retirement villa of the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, and according to his will it became a Zen temple of the Rinzai sect after his death in 1408.
The present pavilion structure dates from 1955, when it was rebuilt after a fire.
The head priest's former living quarters. I love the zen garden!
Anmintaku Pond, legend says that it never dries up.
Statues that people throw coins at for luck.
Sekkatei Teahouse, the outside area was closed because it was a bit cold.
Love love love the bikes.
Catching a JR Line to the Fushimi Inari Taisha.
Making masks fashionable, ahh only in Japan! Its a common courtesy to put one on when you are sick.