Kiyomizudera (清水寺)

Kiyomizudera (清水寺), one of the UNESCO World heritage sites, is well-known for its wooden buildings architecture and the way it was built. I spent some good time there and really fascinated by the architecture. The site is also beautiful in the night, just different. At the present, some of the buildings are under renovation. These pictures were taken in Dec 2013.

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Koyasu Pagoda can be viewed from the main hall of Kiyomizudera.116

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Jishu Shrine, deity of love and matchmaking.

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Otowa waterfall. It is said that each stream’s water brings benefit of longevity, success at school and a fortunate love life.119

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Outside Kiyomizudera. Love the crowded street.20

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Kiyomizudera (清水寺)

Todaiji temple (東大寺)

Todaiji temple (東大寺) at Nara. Very impressive architecture, and beautiful surrounding.

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Big Buddha (Daibutsu).

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Inside the main hall, there is a pillar with a hole. It is said that those who can squeeze through the opening will be granted enlightenment in their next life.

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Deer around Todaiji temple, and more at Nara park.

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Todaiji temple (東大寺)