Item #6066

Rating: 5 Stars

Category: Travel Tips

Title: Kiyomizudera Temple | Kyoto Travel | Japan


User's Notes:
The view from this shrine’s balcony is wonderful!!! The story about the pure water and the ceremony around it are a great experience, especially with kids.

User Selected Text:
Kiyomizudera (清水寺, literally "Pure Water Temple") is one of the most celebrated temples of Japan. It was founded in 780 on the site of the Otowa Waterfall in the wooded hills east of Kyoto, and derives its name from the fall's pure waters. The temple was originally associated with the Hosso sect, one of the oldest schools within Japanese Buddhism, but formed its own Kita Hosso sect in 1965. In 1994, the temple was added to the list of UNESCO world heritage sites.<br />