Shogun who abdicated the throne, created in 1397 this breath-taking
site as his retirement place. According to his will, this villa was converted
into a Zen temple after his death. Famous Kinkaku (Golden Pavilion) building
consists of three types of architecture: the 1st floor is in palace style,
2nd in the style of samurai house and the 3rd in Zen temple style.
Both the 2nd and 3rd floors are covered with gold leaf on Japanese lacquer.
Golden Pavilion survived wars, but a monk burned it down in an arson attack in 1950.
Today's exact copy is told to be brighter then the original.