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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Japan . Kyoto . Kiyomizu-Dera

Japan . Kyoto . Kiyomizu-Dera
is a place which never missed out by anyone who visiting Kyoto Japan for the first time.
音羽山 . 清水寺
Kiyomizu-dera was founded in the early Heian period. The temple was founded in 778 by Sakanoue no Tamuramaro, and its present buildings were constructed in 1633, ordered by the Tokugawa Iemitsu. There is not a single nail used in the entire structure. It takes its name from the waterfall within the complex, which runs off the nearby hills. Kiyomizu means clear water, or pure water.

It was originally affiliated with the old and influential Hossō sect dating from Nara times. However, in 1965 it severed that affiliation, and its present custodians call themselves members of the "Kitahossō" sect.



Many people would prefer to come here to witness the Autumn as well as Winter time, because the scene here will really made you worth you journey to here.