Kyoto (2), Japan

The next day I went to the Eastern hills to see more breath taking attractions.

Some traditional town houses can be seen in Gion on the way to Kiyomizu-dera which is my favorite place in Kyoto.


traditional style at Gion

Yasaka Pagoda

Yasaka pagoda

The temple Kiyomizu-dera was first built 798 AC but today's buildings are from 1633. It belongs to the Hosso school of Buddhism. 

Kiyomizu entrance 

entrance to Kiyomizu-dera temple

Kiyomizu-dera gate

wonderful gate at Kiyomizu-dera entrance

Kiyomizu dragon

Dragon dance
cleaning water

cleaning hands and mouth with spring water

Kiyomizu-dera overlooking city

Kiyomizu-dera overlooking Kyoto
temple view

Yasaka and Kiyomizu-dera


fertility rabbit and matchmaker
Teapot lane

Chawan-zaka (teapot lane)
As a memory to Shogun Toyotomi Hideyoshi, his wife erected the Kodai-ji temple in 1605. It has an outstanding garden with a pavillion on an island in a pond. Next to the garden you can walk along a nice bamboo forest.


islet in the garden pond of Kodai-ji
Bamboo forest

bamboo forest with moss on the ground

Kyoto geisha

crane at Maruyama park


Kyoto Guide
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