Kiyomizu-dera Temple, 1-294 Kiyomizu Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto


Kiyomizu-dera is the temple of the Goddess of Mercy, a symbol of religious belief for more than 1,200 years. Kiyomizudera (清水寺), means "Pure Water Temple" is one of the most beautiful scenery in Japan. Kiyomizu-dera Temple located on 1-294 Kiyomizu Higashiyama-ku, in Kyoto City. It's open at 6:00am to 6:00pm, with closing time differs according to the season. The entrance fee to get into the building is 300yen, 200yen for students, and it can be free if we just walk around the complex (not go inside the building). 
The site extends over the side of Otowa Mountain. The temple is very popular with visitors and has something of a festival atmosphere. Vendors abound who sell talismans, incense, and "omikuji" (paper fortunes). many shops and restaurants in the area have been catering to tourists and pilgrims for centuries, and products on sale range from local specialties such as Kiyomizu-yaki pottery, sweets and pickles to the standard set of souvenirs. Don't worry, it's a tourist area and the price there is just divided into two parts, expensive, and very expensive. A hand-fan made from paper will cost you about 2000yuen ($20). But the best part was, they are original, you will not see fake product in Japan.
Kiyomizu-dera was founded in the early Heian period. The temple's veranda juts out of the side of a mountain supported by 13-meter-high wooden columns. From the veranda, we can enjoy beautiful views facing west to all over the Kyoto city. In 1994, it was registered on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List as one of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto. The temple complex includes several other shrines, among them the Jishu Shrine, dedicated to Ōkuninushi, a god of love and "good matches". 

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There is also a shrine named "Jishu-jinja" on the grounds of Kiyomizu-dera, and praying there is said to help one succeed in finding an appropriate love match. There are two stones placed in front of the shrine between 18 meters apart. People said that if we are successful finding the way from one to the other with our eyes closed, then it's a luck in finding love. 

The two most famous places of the temple are the Main Hall, where the Eleven Headed and Thousand Armed Kannon Bodhisattva.
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