The original structure was burned down by arson in 1950. The present structure was reconstructed in 1955 and renovated in 1987 with five-times-thick gold leaf during Japan's bubble economy. Really shining!
In front of the pavilion, there is a beautiful pond called "Mirror Pond", you can easily imagine how the name came from. We can see double golden pavilions on a clear day.
Today was a very cold winter day and the weather forecast said that it would snow in the northern part of Kyoto city. I got up early to visit Kyoto as I hoped to see the Golden Pavilion in the white snow.
( Goden Pavilion is located in the northern mountainside of Kyoto, so I thought it would be snowy.)
However, as you can see, there was no snow. Some people enjoy matcha green tea in the open air.
Today I couldn't experience White Golden Pavilion, but I had a nice time. With few tourists, I could relax and went with a gentle flow of time there. There'll be another time.