Kiyomizudera by day and night a beautiful sight

by Ron
Kiyomizudera

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I just couldn’t decide on what to do with this day. First, I planned a hike outside of town. However, due to delays, I skipped that plan. Then I tried to decide between visiting Bara or Himeji. Staying in town was also an option. So many choices. I ended up staying in town. After that many choices and things to do it seemed best to reward myself with a nice and slow day at Kiyomizudera. The weather was amazing and my coat well my coat stayed at home.

 

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Since Kiyomizudera wasn’t that far from the apartment and I still wanted to visit this temple I hit the road. The park close to the Gion district houses multiple temples. Just arrived I got treated to a traditional wedding. Since they married so publicly, I saw no harm in making a few pictures.

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Wasn’t invited to the party so continued my way to the temple. Walked uphill through the Higashiyama District. You can still find a lot of old stores and houses in the area. You can find plenty of small snacks I recommend to try a few. Just enjoy the area with all the little shops and beautiful old buildings. All the way at the top I arrived at the Kiyomizudera temple. The temple is also on the World heritage list. The most famous thing about the temple is the huge terras at a height of thirteen meters. More than worth a visit. When I was there some parts where being renovated, Thankfully not the main building.

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After arriving down hill again I got myself some food and sat down in the sun next to the river. After relaxing for thirty minutes I made my way to the shops in the area.

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Got more bandages for my feet and found two more flavors of KitKat (strawberry and pure chocolate). The rest of the afternoon I spend back at the apartment. In the evening I returned to Kiyomizudera. The temple is only open a few times a year, so I had to see it by night. It was crazy busy! Getting an entrance ticket went surprisingly fast I must say. In the past, I have said about places they were busy. I stand corrected this was busy. The sight was beautiful though.

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Slowly made my way back down the fun little streets.

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Around 10 o’clock after some amazing food, I returned to the apartment.

 

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