Kinkaku-ji (金閣寺, literally "Temple of the Golden Pavilion"), officially named Rokuon-ji (鹿苑寺, literally "Deer Garden Temple"), is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan, whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf.
Textured wooden door at the Ryōan-j temple, carved following the wood grains.
Ryōan-ji (The Temple of the Dragon at Peace) is a Zen temple located in northwest Kyoto.
It belongs to the Myōshin-ji school of the Rinzai branch of Zen Buddhism. The Ryōan-ji garden is considered one of the finest surviving examples of kare-sansui ("dry landscape"), a refined type of Japanese Zen temple garden design generally featuring distinctive larger rock formations arranged amidst a sweep of smooth pebbles.