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Kiyomizu Temple

Listed under Temples in Furukawa, Japan.

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Located in eastern Kyoto, the Kiyomizu Temple is one of Japan's most recognizable Buddhist temples. Although the shrine dates back to the late 8th century, many of the current buildings on the site were built in the 17th century. One of the temples most brilliant features is the indoor waterfall that gives the complex its name.

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Written by  Tony Owusu.

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The Kiyomizu-dera

The Kiyomizu-dera is the most visited temple in the whole of Japan and our last stop of the 1-day tour. It’s a world heritage site famous for its spring water which is supposed to infuse the religious spirit in you and the veranda of the temple which gives you the most breath-taking views of Kyoto and the mountains. The road that leads to the temple from the bus park was referred to by our guide as temptation street! There are all sorts of shops selling local handicrafts, local foodstuffs, souvenirs, different types of ice-creams. And the shopkeepers are very persuasive. The tour guide advised us to visit the temple first and then give in these temptations. The temple area is very expansive it simply cannot be experienced even in an hour.

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