KIYOMIZU-DERA is, perhaps, the most popular temple for foreign visitors. The temple was established in 778, long before Kyoto became the capital of Japan. Kiyomizu-dera (Pure Water Temple) derives its name from a waterfall in the temple that is fed by a spring on the mountain. The main hall and veranda were rebuilt in 1631. The veranda extends over a precipice and is built on nearly 40-foot high wooden pillars.
There is not a single nail in the entire structure.
Category:Architecture and Structures
Keywords:Japan, Kyoto, Temples
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