Kiyomizu-dera detail Kiyomizu-dera #2 Kiyomizu-dera Pagoda

Kyoto's most celebrated place, Kiyomizu-dera is located in the wooded foothills of Higashi-yama and was established in 8th century. Burned several times, this temple has buildings erected in 1633. The site, near a sacred fall, gave the temple its name, Pure Water. Many pilgrims come to cleanse themselves. They also catch this sacred water looking for luck and longevity.

The sacred fall Kiyomizu-dera #3 Kiyomizu-dera #1

Three-story pagoda

Pagoda means a grave in Pali, the ancient Indian language and is the most important building in every temple. Pagoda is different from a tower because it is the grave of Buddha.