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    Kiyomizudera

    The niōmon (仁王門, lit. Niō gate) at the entrance to the Kiyomizudera temple complex
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    Kiyomizudera

    The niōmon (仁王門, lit. Niō gate) at the entrance to the Kiyomizudera temple complex
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    Kiyomizudera

    The main hall of Kiyomizudera
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    Kiyomizudera

    The iron geta and the spear of Benkei, a monk and companion of Minomoto-no-Yoshitsune. The spear is said to weigh in at over 200kg
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    Kiyomizudera

    Statue of Daikokuten (大黒天), the god of great darkness or blackness, or the god of five cereals, is one of the Seven Lucky Gods. Daikokuten evolved from the Buddhist form of the Indian deity Shiva intertwined with the Shinto god Ōkuninushi. The name is the Japanese equivalent of Mahākāla, the...
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    Kiyomizudera

    The entrance to Jishu-jinja (地主神社), dedicated to Ōkuni-nushi no Mikoto 大国主命, the god of matchmaking, and his helper the White Hare of Inaba (因幡の白兎 Inaba no Shirousagi)
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    Kiyomizudera

    View onto the main hall of Kiyomizudera in winter
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    Kiyomizudera

    Small jisho statues around Kiyomizudera
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    Kiyomizudera

    Otowa-no-taki, the waterfall where visitors drink for health, longevity, and success in studies
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    Kiyomizudera

    Otowa-no-taki in summer
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    Kiyomizudera

    Higashiyama: Jishu Shrine - Ōkuninushi-Mikoto
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    Kiyomizudera

    Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺) by night
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