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Kiyomizu-dera is perhaps the most beloved of Kyoto's temples. Kiyomizudera literally means "Pure Water Temple". It was founded in 798 and rebuilt in 1633 by the third Tokugawa shogun. The temple occupies an exalted spot on Mount Otowa, with its main hall constructed over a cliff.

The temple precincts contain fifteen buildings designated as Important Cultural Properties, including the inner Temple (Okunoin), Amida Buddha Hall (Amidado), and the three-tiered pagoda, seen here.

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  • Copyright: May Jayne (mayjayne) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 193 W: 22 N: 461] (2942)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-11-15
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-11-27 2:22
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