Kiyomizu-dera.

Kiyomizu-dera was founded in the early Heian period (…) in 798, and its present buildings were constructed in 1633, ordered by the Tokugawa Iemitsu. There is not a single nail used in the entire structure. It takes its name from the waterfall within the complex, which runs off the nearby hills. Kiyomizu means clear water, or pure water.

Kiyomizu-dera is not only a buddhist temple, it’s a wonderful communion between men and nature, built on respect and admiration by the first to the latter. It’s a place for peace of mind and where one can simply awe, taking in the surroundings.

the entrance to kiyomizu-dera.
the entrance to kiyomizu-dera.

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love rock.
love rock.

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Ghibli store — just awesome.
Ghibli store — just awesome.

This was our last day in Kyoto. We took our bikes back and had time for a nice dinner before we headed to Tokyo. Kyoto is definitely deeply rooted in us, and we will not forget all those bike strolls around such a unique city.

Kyoto from the top of the train station.
Kyoto from the top of the train station.
delicious dinner.
delicious dinner.
map with tiny floaters.
map with tiny floaters.

Hope you enjoyed!

  • Stunning! Both the photography and the places you visited!

    • akanekinomoto

      Thank you so much!! =D