kyoto

Kyoto – Kiyomizu-dera

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Kiyomizu-dera is one of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto from the UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most famous places to visit in Kyoto. In English, Kiyomizu means clear water and dear means temple.
I also heard that it is illuminated by night during certain periods in Fall and Spring, but I’ve never had the chance to see it. Must be pretty!
This temple is not too far from Ginkaku-ji, so I would recommend you to visit both of them on the same day.
 
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Kyoto – Ginkaku-ji (Silver Pavilion)

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Ginkaku-ji (or Temple of the Silver Pavilion) is one of the 17 Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto from the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Compared to the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, it feels less magnificent and more natural, but still beautiful. It features a sand garden where bees inhabit and a vast moss garden where it feels refreshing to walk during a hot Summer day (temperature can go up to a very humid 40ÂșC in Kyoto).
One of the must-go-see spot in Kyoto!
 
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Kyoto – Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion)

kyoto kinkakuji golden pavilion 03 Kyoto   Kinkaku ji (Golden Pavilion)

Kinkaku-ji (or Temple of the Golden Pavilion) is one of the 17 Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto from the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Having been there, I can understand why it attracts so many visitors (foreigners as well as Japanese people themselves) throughout the year. The temple itself is magnificent with its golden coating and it is surrounded by a stunningly beautiful lake and garden. There is a lot of truly great pictures of it on the Internet, but believe me that have to see it in real to understand how beautiful it truly is.

I went there this Summer and took a few photos for you to see!
 
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