Sunday, December 30, 2012

2012 Nov: Kyoto: Kiyomizu

Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺) is an independent Buddhist temple in eastern Kyoto. The temple is part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) UNESCO World Heritage site. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiyomizu-dera]

This will be the last stop for our one-day guided tour.  From the parking lot, it will be a long climb to reach the foot of the temple. Try to visit the area in the morning, because it is too crowded at night.  Some would walk slowly since they are interested to check on the street food, souvenirs, antiques, etc.





The following is definitely not about geisha hunting.  But it is noticeable that there are a number of visitors who are wearing traditional clothes even if it is 7.4 degrees Celsius.




A bit disappointed about the very limited time we were allowed by our guide to spent on this place, plus my camera is also gasping for light since it is  dusk, so its hard to take good photos.  There is a scheduled construction which is also affecting picturesque angles of the area.  

Acknowledgement: http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3901.html