KIYOMIZU TEMPLE - JAPAN
Kiyomizu Temple is located in Kyoto's eastern quarter at the foot of Mt. Otowa, whose name in Japanese means, "Clear Water Temple." According to legend, Priest Enchin built his hermitage and a small chapel here in 778 A.D. Tamuramaro Sakanoue removed "Sinden", and build it in 807 (Daido 2). Many of the present buildings were reconstructed between 1631 and 1633 by order of Shogun Iemitsu Tokugawa. The main temple is well known as spirit place and the worshipers visit it continuously. Many cherry blossoms are in full bloom in Spring, many maples are at best in Autumn. Kiyomizu Temple overlooks the city of Kyoto.