Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The Amazing Race Asia, Kyoto (12), Kiyomizudera Temple
The last temple that I visited in Kyoto was Kiyomizudera Temple. This temple is located in the southeast part of Kyoto city, and built in the mountain (or hill?) called Kiyomizu mountain.
Kiyomizudera temple is very unique and it is not like the other temple. Why? because the building is very high and built by a strong foundation made from wood. You can see the picture of the main building of the Kiyomizudera temple in the very bottom of this page. You can see how stout the building is, with a beautiful landscape surrounds it.
In the peak of the hill, you can see the city light view from downtown Kyoto, its gorgeous!
Kiyomizudera temple is hemmed with a very large garden. And in the autumn, you can have a beautiful momiji in this area. In the night, it's even prettier because of the illumination that bright the trees.
You have to walk from the foot of the mountain to reach the temple area. There are two ways for walk, but I think you wont feel too tired to climb it because along the way to up, it is filled with many shops and restaurant so you can have a sightseeing while you take a walk :D
If you want to take a picture in the night, i suggest you to bring your tripod. because of the lighting from the illumination is very nice, it is good to take a picture without flash and with a wide aperture :D
Anyway, if you go to Kyoto, please come to this place. You will be at loss if you don't seek this famous Kiyomizudera temple :)