Kiyomizudera Temple

Kiyomizudera Temple

Kiyomizudera Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Kyoto prefecture in Kinki district. The temple is dedicated to Senjyu Kannon ( Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshwara ). It is the 16th temple of the 33 Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage.This temple is famous for its amazing structures called Kake-zukuri (overhang style).

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Name Kiyomizudera Temple
"清水寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-294, Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan
"京都府京都市東山区清水1-294" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Kyoto-Higashi I.C. on the Meishin Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 075-551-1234

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Daibutsu

Daibutsu (大仏) or "giant Buddha" is the Japanese term, often used informally, for large statues of Buddha. The oldest is that at Asuka-dera (609) and the best-known is that at Todai-ji in Nara (752). Todai-ji's daibutsu is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara and National Treasure.

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