Traveling In Kyoto After Cancellation of the Emergency Declaration

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Hello everyone, Kiyomizu Temple
Kiyomizu Temple

Recently I visited Kyoto, where there are many famous sightseeing spots. The government canceled the emergency declaration, so I went to Kiyomizu Temple. This temple is always crowded with tourists, and is a must-see spot.

Kiyomizu Temple (Temple of the Pure Water Spring)

Kiyomizu temple is a Buddhist temple located on a mountain. This temple is well known for its wooden stage, which was built without nails. It's very beautiful in autumn and cherry blossom season.

One of Kiyomizu Temple's attraction spots is the souvenir shop on the street beside the temple. Some of the shops were closed, and the atmosphere wasn’t busy like it used to be. Most of the tourists were Japanese.

Niomon gate
Niomon gate

This is the Niomon Gate of Kiyomizu Temple next to Sanjunoto Pagoda. You have to enter this gate to get to the main hall. There are ticket counters to the right. The entry fee is 400 yen.

Sanjunoto Pagoda
Sanjunoto Pagoda

In front of the gate is a traditional Japanese washing place for people who want to go inside the shrine or temple. You usually have to clean your hands and mouth first. But because of Covid-19, you should skip this.

The traditional Japanese washing place
The traditional Japanese washing place

In front of the gate is a traditional Japanese washing place for people who want to go inside the shrine or temple. You usually have to clean your hands and mouth first. But because of Covid-19, you should skip this.

The wooden stage
The wooden stage

Jishu Shrine

Jishu shrine
Jishu shrine

Behind the main hall is Jishu Shrine where the god of love is enshrined. Inside the shrine are 2 stones on a path that are called love fortune stones. It is said whoever walks from one stone to the other with their eyes closed will be granted their wish for love.

Otowa Waterfall

The waters of Otowa Waterfall are divided into three separate streams.

Otowa Waterfall
Otowa Waterfall

It is believed that drinking from each stream answers prayers for a long life, success at school, and success in love. But because of COVID-19, drinking the water is prohibited now.

Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka

Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka paths are the two places that you should visit when you arrive at Kiyomizu Temple. They have a long history and many shops and restaurants are inside antique Japanese buildings. It feels like you are walking around in the Edo period.

Ninenzaka means two years, Sannenzaka means three years. They were so named in 807. There is a belief about this area that those who fall down here, will be dead in 2 to 3 years, but no one has given any proof. It's like a warning to people to walk carefully.

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Yasaka Koshindo Temple

I walked along the Ninenzaka path, and found a small temple called Yasaka Koshindo Temple. It is a famously photogenic spot of Kyoto because there are a lot of colorful wish balls hanging here. The colorful balls are made of cloth and shaped like monkeys.

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Kyoto is a really nice place to visit. I sure wouldn't want to trip and fall on my shoelace in 二年坂and 三年坂! That would be very bad luck...

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