August 13, 2010

Kiyomizu-dera temple

This is a Buddhist temple in Kyoto. It’s main building is by the hillside, and it has a huge garden attached to it. It is part of the United World Heritage Site. It is on the top of my list of favourite places in Kyoto, but I haven’t got many photos unfortunately.

Kiyomizu-dera temple © Evelyn Howard 2010

It was raining heavily when I was there. Over the green area, you can barely see Kyoto town…

Kiyomizu-dera temple © Evelyn Howard 2010

You can definitely see the rain here!

Kiyomizu-dera garden © Evelyn Howard 2010

A very green area of the garden with stones and lanterns.

By the Canal

A couple more photos but not taken at the temple…

Kyoto canal © Evelyn Howard 2010

Cloudy sky over the canal… The huge balconies belong to restaurants. These are popular places to hang-out to soak in the atmosphere during summer. We were there one evening – unfortunately, it was too touristy for our liking.

Kyoto canal © Evelyn Howard 2010

A guy having a nice quiet time and lots of space to himself in busy Kyoto.

Have a lovely weekend.

Skywatch

15 comments:

J Bar said...

Great.
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Regina said...

Great scenes and captures Ev.
Thank you for sharing.

Happy SWF weekend.

Regards.
Regina

Rajesh said...

Beautiful views of the hillside temple. The surroundings are scenic.

Siromade said...

great photos, I can see the rain pouring so heavily, nice captures of that photo..

Luna Miranda said...

lush and beautiful! the first photo is enchanting.

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☺lani☺ said...

Wow, this is great! I hope I can visit Kyoto someday... I'll be cruising to Japan, end of this month but only in Naha and Ishigaki. Guess, it'll be hotter! Happy Friday!

Pearl Maple said...

Fabulous collection of photos, Kyoto sure has an interesting sky line to watch.

Kaori said...

Oh wow, I've never seen it rain like that in Kyoto! But even in the rain, Kiyomizudera is very beautiful! Lovely shots :D

Michele said...

Gee, despite the rain, you managed to still pick up some beautiful photos. I really wish to visit this area. It's gorgeous!!!

Ann said...

are those crows keeping the solidarity man company?

Larry said...

Beautiful shots of Kyoto Evelyn. It looks enchanting, like something out of a fairytale. The garden photo is my favorite.

I really like your blog. Your artwork is excellent!

Judy said...

The rain looks a lot like fog, doesn't it? And I love fog! But these images are so lovely!

Spiderdama said...

Looks like a great place. Nice photos and skies!

Francisca said...

Oh dear... quite different in the rain, isn't it? But that too is sky reality. And you made the best of it. Lovely green garden shot, Evelyn!

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