Saturday, 30 June 2012

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Kiyomizu-dera, located up on a hill about 700m from the bus stop where I got off. It is one of Kyoto's national treasure and famous for its wooden architecture and as a sacred place for Buddhists.

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Just make sure you pack comfortable shoes to walk on,no heels required. Seriously, walking 670m in uphill direction is really tiring. Just pack lightly (or even snacks - the food there are expensive)

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The shops around there also sell green tea candies which are worth to try.They are quite famous as local delicacies and you can also find other sorts of products made from green tea too like ice cream, or even chips.

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You have to pay about 400¥ for admission fee and while I was there, I was surrounded by hundreds of school kids. I thought I might get some tranquility in travelling alone, but I didn't. Next time, I need to make sure my travel plan doesn't collide with school holidays.

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Hand washing routine.
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There are few constructions being made on some spots of the temple, but these are due to finish soon.

Cheers,

Asyraaf Kadir