The seasons at Kiyomizudera Temple

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There are iconic images of Kiyomizudera Temple — images of the World Heritage Site’s wooden platforms and graceful dark roofs wreathed in cherry blossoms or maple leaves — but you will not find them here. Other things caught my eye, other markers of the passage of time, and although they can’t quite be called iconic, these are some of my favorite images from my entire visit to Japan last November.

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Past customs, honored.

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SGMT Japan Kyoto Kiyomizudera Temple 01 Ema

SGMT Japan Kyoto Kiyomizudera Temple 02 Omikuji

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The delicate present, savored.

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And the future

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…savoring the present too. Because no one should have to pay bills before their time. And because a heart full of joy and laughter and love is the thing one will need most in the years to come.
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Where to Stay in Kyoto

How to get to Kiyomizudera Temple

  • From Kyoto Station, take bus number 100 or 206 (15 minutes, 230 yen) to the Gojo-zaka or Kiyomizu-michi bus stop — 10-minute walk to the temple

 


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The Seasons at Kiyomizudera Temple
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