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Kiyomizu-dera is one of the 'must see' temples, amongst the approximate 2,000 temples in Kyoto.

"Kiyomizu-dera (or Kiyomizudera; Japanese: 清水寺) refers to several Buddhist temples but most commonly to Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera (音羽山清水寺) in Eastern Kyoto, and one of the best known sights of the city. The temple dates back to 798, but the present buildings were constructed in 1633. The temple takes its name from the waterfall within the complex, which runs off the nearby hills - kiyoi mizu (清い水) literally means pure water.

The main hall of Kiyomizu-dera is notable for its vast veranda, supported by hundreds of pillars, which juts out over the hillside and offers impressive views of the city."

Source: Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiyomizu-dera

There was a typhoon hitting Kyushu at the time this was taken, & it was raining in Kyoto, so not much I could do about the grey skies.

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