Kinkaku-ji (金閣寺 Golden Pavillion Temple), also known as Rokuon-ji (鹿苑寺 Deer Garden Temple), is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. The garden complex is an excellent example of Muromachi period garden design. The Muromachi period is considered to be a classical age of Japanese garden design. The correlation between buildings and its settings were greatly emphasized during this period. It was a way to integrate the structure within the landscape in an artistic way. The garden designs were characterized by a reduction in scale, a more central purpose, and a distinct setting. A minimalistic approach was brought to the garden design, by recreating larger landscapes in a smaller scale around a structure.Source: [link]
I believe I took this photo around 3 years ago when I visited Japan via the JENESYS program. The memories are sill fresh.
(c) note: Some of you might've noticed that I am using a different watermark. To put it simply, my watermark, along with some pictures vanished when my laptop died. haha. So I had to make a new one.