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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Nihon Shoki

The Nihon Shoki (日本書紀), sometimes translated as The Chronicles of Japan, is the second oldest book of classical Japanese history. The book is also called the Nihongi (日本紀 lit. Japanese Chronicles). It is more elaborate and detailed than the Kojiki, the oldest, and has proven to be an important tool for historians and archaeologists as it includes the most complete extant historical record of ancient Japan. The Nihon Shoki was finished in 720 under the editorial supervision of Prince Toneri and with the assistance of O no Yasumaro.

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