Temple 16: Kiyomizudera

清水寺

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About Kiyomizudera:
A World Heritage Site and Kyoto’s most identifiable landmark, the exquisite temple complex of Kiyomizudera offers a full day of immersion into Japan’s cultural heritage. Once past the bustling crowds of school children, tourists, hawkers and gawkers, when you step into the inner sanctum of the great Hondō you can feel Kannon’s blessing in the cool dark retreats. The frenetic energy of the crowds though is in itself a lively testament to the spiritual energy that pervades this ancient temple and yet there are still many quiet places to just rest and enjoy the peacefulness of this awesome sacred place.

General Information about Kiyomizudera
Honzon and other enshrined images
Places of interest within the temple grounds
Founding story and other legends
Goeika sacred hymn
Directions for getting to Kiyomizudera