Tonight I have been thinking of Kinkaku-ji or The Temple of the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto, Japan.
I took these pictures during a trip to Kyoto almost three years ago.
Here we can see the beautiful Golden Pavilion on a snowy day. This was taken during a short lull in the snow showers. The sun had come out from behind the clouds and there is a really nice reflection of the pavilion in the pond.
The current structure was built in 1955 after the original pavilion burned down. The original structure was a villa that was built in 1397 and later converted to a temple.
The building is officially known as Rokuon-ji or Deer Garden Temple, but is almost always referred to as the Golden Pavilion.
This site is one of Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto that together are designated as a World Heritage Site.
This heavy of a snowfall is rare in Kyoto. I was there at just the right time to get these wonderful pictures.
You can also see a picture of the Silver Pavilion that I took the same day in my post Japan Memories.
I hope you enjoyed the pictures of this beautiful pavilion.