• Address: 1-294 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture ( rough location)
  • Founder: Enchin
  • Founded: 778 (?)

A temple of Kitahossō Sect.
One of the oldest temples of Kyoto together with Kōryū-ji and Kuramadera.

"Niō-mon", Guardian King Gate (left-hand side) and "Nishi-mon", West Gate
and behind it "Sanjūno-tou", three-storied pagoda

The entrance to "Hondō", Main Hall

Big and small "Shakujyō", six-ringed monk staff of 198 lbs and 31 lbs
(offered by an ascetic of Mount Yoshino)

"Geta", a pair of iron footwear weighing 26 lbs
(these are also offered by an ascetic of Mount Yoshino)

"Butai", large veranda supported by tall pillars

"Otowano-taki", falls of Otowa (lower right) seen from the veranda

Falls of Otowa

The pillars supporting the veranda

"Hondō", Main Hall seen from "Koyasu-no-tou"

The Three-storied Pagoda

"Kinunkei", Ravine of beautiful clouds

"Sannen-zaka" sloping road,
where you will find souvenir shops and restaurants

Sannen-zaka Musuem (extreme right)

"Ninen-zaka" sloping road

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