Polished and gilded: Kyoto’s golden temple of Kinkaku-ji gets a makeover

Jan 29, 2021 | INVESTING

The temple of Kinkaku-ji in the Japanese city of Kyoto has been given a major facelift, and without the eyesore of scaffolding and signs of ageing, the landmark’s famous golden walls are now shining again in full splendour.In fact, it’s the first time in 18 years visitors will have been able to see the so-called golden pavilion in its full golden shine, according to the city’s tourism board.Preservationists had decided that construction and maintenance work would have been less of a…

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