An oldest historic temple of Buddhist sect in eastern Kyoto of Japan is Kiyomizu-dera and is a national treasure of the country. Kiyomizu means pure or clear water.
This temple has got this name by the waterfall that runs in the nearby hills surrounding this monument.It was founded in 798 but the present is the structure built in 1633.
The special feature of this great monument is that not even a single nail used in the whole structure.
The temple is in a peaceful site with greenery all around it and small waterfalls.The main lobby comprises a veranda with supporting pillars provides impressive look of the city.Three streams of water dropping into a pond underneath the main hall are of therapeutic importance.People believe that these three falls refer health,wisdom and longevity and can achieve them by drinking this water.thw whole complex of temple includes many shrines.Of them Jishu shrine with pair of love stones places apart is said to be dedicated to god of love.The exterior is quite simple and the interior is decorated with paintings.Golden leaf images are displayed on the raised railings of the structure.The overall look of the temple is superb.
Hope you visit Kiyomizu-dera a place of peace.