Welcome to Kiyomizudera Temple, A World Heritage in Japan!
The Kiyomizudera Temple is surely one of the top destination of temples located in Japan. On the Kiyomizu Temple History, the temple was built on 780 AD located in Otowa on the wooden hills of eastern Kyoto. The name of Kiyomizudera means Pure – Water – Temple. On the Kiyomizudera History, this temple was often used by the Hosso, the oldest sects of Japanese Buddhist. Back in 1994, this site became on the world – heritage by UNESCO.
Why You Should Visit Kiyomizudera Temple
The floor of the Kiyomizudera Temple is made from mood. You will be able see the beautiful maple and cherry trees so it will be better to visit the site during the spring or autumn. You will also see the beautiful scenery of Kyoto in this place. The hall was construction without using nails and this place is a house of thousand deities to worship.
Just behind the Kiyomizudera Temple hall, there is Jishu Shrine which is the house for love deity. There are 2 stones located in this shrine. According to the myth, if you are able to find them with closed you will find your soul mate. You are also able to ask someone to guide to find the stone. However, it means you need someone to help your love life.
The Otowa – Waterfall is situated on the hall base. The water is separated in three watercourses and you can drink them. Every stream has different values, like a long live, achievement on work, and luckiness on love. However, don’t drink all since it is considered to be greedy.
How to Reach Kiyomizudera Temple
The interesting point when visiting this temple is the method to reach the site with steep and also busy trip on the Higashiyama. There are many food store and also restaurant that provides the food and cuisine for the visitors. There are also many souvenir shops if you are looking some goods during your vacation. The Kiyomizudera Temple is 30 minutes from Kyoto and can be reached by taking bus on form Kyoto Bus Station.