Kinkaku-ji 金閣寺, (“Temple of the Golden Pavilion”), Kyoto

Kinkaku-ji 金閣寺, ("Temple of the Golden Pavilion"), Kyoto

The Golden Pavilion ) is a three-story building on the grounds of the Rokuon-ji temple complex. The top two stories of the pavilion are covered with pure gold leaf. The pavilion functions as a shariden, housing relics of the Buddha (Buddha’s Ashes).