Kiyomizu-dera

  • 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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