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Kiyomizu-dera

Ancient Temple Kyoto, Japan

A widely worshipped holy palace Kiyomizu-dera

Kiyomizudera (清水寺, literally "Pure Water Temple") is one of the most renowned temples of Japan: founded in 780 on the site of the Otowa Waterfall in the wooded hills east of Kyoto, its name derives from the fall's pure waters, Kiyomizudera is best known for its wooden stage that juts out from its main hall, 13 meters above the hillside below: it affords visitors a beautiful view of the numerous cherry and maple trees below that erupt in a sea of color in spring and fall, as well as of the city of Kyoto in the distance. When you visit the temple, simply put your hands together when in front of the statue of Kannon and offer a prayer of thanksgiving. In 1994, the temple was added to the list of UNESCO world heritage sites.

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+81 75-551-1234

Location
294 Kiyomizu 1-chōme, Higashiyama-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 605-0862, Japan

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