Created: 2014
Designer: Tokugawa Iemitsu | Builder:
Open: See website for days & hours,
Entry Fees: Y300 (Y200 students to jr high school)
Phone: +81 075-561-4601

Kiyomizudera Outer Pond

Kiyomizudera Outer Pond (Larger)

Kiyomizu-dera (Clear Water Temple) was established in the year 778 AD (Nara Period).  After a vision, Zen priest Enchin, went in search the origins of the Yodo river.  He came to a waterfall at the base of Mount Otowa where  mist hovered like clouds.  Here he received a log holding the spirit of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva from the hermit Gyoei.  Enchin had the log carved in the shape of Kannon and created a shrine for it there, the beginnings of Kiyomizu-dera.

The sub-temple Joju-in‘s garden is known as the Moon Garden.  Its beautiful pond relays a feeling of mystery with the shores obscured by stones and plants, then revealing a dark opening where one might expect a dragon or boat to emerge.

Kiyomizu-dera is known for its Hondo with the Eleven Headed and Thousand Armed Kannon Bodhisattva and Kiyomizu Stage, standing 12 meters high on huge Zelkova posts.



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