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.