Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kyoto
This is Kiyomizu-dera Temple, the most sightseeing spot in Kyoto.

I guess the three reasons are why the temple is so popular.

The first is the great vista: The main temple is on the hillside and we can enjoy the large part of Kyoto city from the extended veranda of main temple. The second is the change of the scenery: The site is on the hillside and as we move around the site, we can enjoy the change of the scenery, the rich green in early summer, the maple leaves in autumn and cherry blossoms in spring. The third is the popularity itself: travelers want to go there because it is popular.

By the way, the center of the extended veranda has no roof. This veranda is originally for performing Noh-dancing, one of traditional Japanese dances, toward gods in the sky and the gods could not see the dancing if the veranda had roof.

Location by Google Map

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At 2/07/2007 2:38 AM, Blogger Oya said...

What a nice place. This is the typicall Japaneese architecture right?

At 2/07/2007 4:12 AM, Blogger Ben said...

This is my favourite temple in Kyoto. Thanks for showing this.

At 2/07/2007 4:37 PM, Anonymous Raquel said...

Ohhh Macky,

I love this temple!!!. Thank you for this gift to my eyes, and the chocolates in DPTokyo to my imagination =O)) jajaja.



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