2. View the sights of Kyoto
  3. Kiyomizu-dera



The origin of Kiyomizu-dera Temple dates back to more than 1,200 years ago. In 8th century, Monseigneur Enchin built Kiyomizu-dera Temple following his dream. 2 years later, a famous Samurai Sakanoue Tamuramaro came here to hunt deer, which was said to be good for easy birth for his wife. However, Enchin told him to stop useless killing and he was so impressed by Enchin‘s words and he decided to construct the temple with his wife. One of the main attractions of this temple is the stage. This stage was originally for Japanese traditional music performances but it is also known for famous phrase. “Jumping off the stage of Kiyomizu” which describes a situation when people do something bravely.