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Kiyomizu-dera temple, Kyoto
Kiyomizu-dera, a magnificent wooden Buddhist temple supported by pillars off the slope of a mountain in Estern Kyoto, is among the most famous temples in Japan.
It is part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The temple dates back to 798, and its present buildings were constructed in 1633. It was constructed without the use of a single nail.
SOURCE: Courtesy of Japan National Tourism Organization, used with permission.
NOTE: The information regarding Japan on this page is re-published from Japan National Tourism Organization. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Japan information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Japan should be addressed to Japan National Tourism Office.
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