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 Maple Leaves at Ginkakuji Temple

Set modestly at the foot of Higashiyama (East Mountain), Ginkakuji Temple is a grand example of traditional Japanese landscape design. Contrary to its name, the Silver Pavilion, you will not find a glittering scene here. Instead, you will find a quiet harmony between nature and art.

Strolling along the pathway through the garden, you may start to wonder whether the beautiful setting of young maple leaves, moss-covered grounds, and fallen camellia flowers were somehow arranged there purposely — so perfectly harmonious.

Maple Leaves at Ginkakuji Temple(c) Designcraft