Kiyomizu temples

by Sorin Krammer May. 18, 2007 2124 views

Kiyomizu-dera (or Kiyomizudera; Japanese: 清水寺) refers to several Buddhist temples but most commonly to Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera (音羽山清水寺) in Eastern Kyoto, and one of the best known sights of the city. The temple dates back to 798, but the present buildings were constructed in 1633. The temple takes its name from the waterfall within the complex, which runs off the nearby hills. Kiyomizu (清水) literally means pure water or limpid water.

On January 1, 2006, Kiyomizu Temple was included on the list of candidates for the New Seven Wonders of the World.

The Entrance

Kyoto tower



pure water

Japanese students


Old stuff & nature

Cherry blossom

The Lake of Flowers

Two girls in traditional yukatas

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Jmt 13 years, 9 months ago

wow i have to go to japan =P

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