Kyoto – Kiyomizu Temple

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Kiyomizu Temple [清水寺] in Eastern Kyoto was founded in 798 and is comprised of a series of Buddhist temples, it is named for the waterfall on the grounds [Japan Visitor].

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The area is frequented by students wishing for aid by the deities in their studies.

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When a rabbit gained what it wanted through deceiving others, it was forced to peel off its skin. Okuninushi, the sweet-tempered god of Jishu Shrine healed it and made it mend its ways.

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In front of the main building of Jishu Shrine, there are two love stones about ten meters apart. If a person walks safely from one stone to the other with his or her eyes closed, that person’s love will be realized.

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Drinking from the Otowa Spring is said to have therapeutic effects and fulfill your wishes:

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As with any tourist destination, you always have to stay at least one step ahead of the school children visiting:

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Panorama of the temple’s massive main hall, built in 1633 on pillars reaching out from the foot of the mountain. In the dead-center of the picture you can see Kyoto Tower:

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