“Built by Ashikaga Yoshimasa as a mountain villa in 1482, Jisho-ji Temple was later converted into a temple. Officially named Jisho-ji Temple, this temple is a great example of Higashiyama culture.

“The Ginkaku, or “Silver Pavilion,” with its simple, noble design, is a National Treasure. It is also known as Kannon-dono (Kannon Palace). Togudo (Buddha Hall), also a National Treasure, is a relic of early shoin-zukuri, or library style. In the garden (designated as a special place of scenic beauty) are the so-called “Sea of Silver Sand” and the “Moon Platform,” from which the light of the moon is said to reflect and shine on the Silver Pavilion.”

Information source: Prefecture of Kyoto: Visit Kyoto