Kinkakuji - Neither Japanese traditional culture nor under the influence of China.
1st and 2nd floors are looks like Japanese, 3rd floor looks like Chinese.
Before Kinkakuji burned out in 1950, there were few gold only on the third floor.
When it was rebuilt, the second floor was also painted in gold.
Whatever the history happened, this is golden temple which everyone loves.
The time changes. I believe now is the best Kinkakuji.
Not visual aspect. I can see spiritual happiness in gold.
Maybe I tend to think too much. Enjoy your Kinkakuji simply for fun.