One of the most famous temples in Japan is Kinkaku or "The Golden Pavilion". Located in eastern Kyoto the temple is covered in gold foil on lacquer. The area was packed with people and we had to wait in a queue before we could enter the park. The light was perfect when we finally made it into the viewing area.
According to our English brochure, the area is said to "represent the Pure Land of Buddha in this world." A beautiful sight!