Saturday, July 7, 2012

Kiyomizudera 清水寺, Kyoto Japan


Kiyomizudera 清水寺 was the first temple we visited in Kyoto..And our 1st day in Kyoto was a raining day..
The bus station is just located in front of the hotel where we were staying. All stops were clearly written with those popular temple's name..Just buy daily day pass at this machine..

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This is the Bus daily Day Pass, JPY 500 unlimited stop, otherwise one way is JPY 220..

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(Updated on 9th Jul- take bus no 100 or 206 from Kyoto bus station, stop at 五条坂 (there is a screen inside the bus to show you every stop name) . Cross the road to opposite and take the right turn when see a T junction.

The road leading up to Kiyomizudera is chawanzaka 茶碗坂, literally meaning “tea bowl street”. I can just admired on those beautiful plates and bowls, no way i can carry such heavy items to walk for a whole day..

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 After walked for a while and we reached the foot of kiyomizudera 京都清水寺. I saw many school students and i guess it was a school holiday at that time.

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fortune-telling paper
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School student was praying for success in study..
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I also bought one of this for Lucas who will be taking UPSR this year, hope he can success in this exam ^_^

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A good location to view the Kyoto city..
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quite high when look down from the veranda platform of Kiyomizudera

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35 comments:

Mel said...

Beautiful photos! Enjoy scrolling photo by photo and most of all I be thrilled if I can look at the real thing of that shops selling the tea cups/teapots! I just loves those little ceramic things.

June said...

ah i didn't get to go to this temple when i was there instead my japanese friend brings me to this Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion temple. i really wanted to visit this temple.

Simple Person said...

I been to this temple...

mia111 said...

So beautiful the temple - sonya may i ask you - did you tour japan yourself or with tour guide? Do you find it difficult to travel on subway without understanding the language?

Jes's Deli Corner said...

I went there that time, it was rained also.

鲸鱼蓝蓝蓝 said...

我好喜欢那些精致的碗盘涅:)

Siew said...

We were there during the sakura season (Apr 2007!), the street was crowded, and view was very different then, full of sakura!

Li Shuan said...

I didn't go to this temple during my last visit. I haven't started my blog when I was last in Japan, or else sure sapu a lot of beautiful cups and plates from there..hehe.. Thanks for sharing the photos

lena said...

didnt know that the boys can keep long hair in school!

Rice Bowl Tales 有碗話碗 said...

How clean and lovely everywhere looks! and no way I would walk away without getting at least a couple of those beautiful cups and bowls :) ~~

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Mia , we were on free and easy. In Kyoto , most tourist place can be reached by bus. But in Osaka, take sub way is most easy way. Not that difficult to understand their sub way system since we are able to read Chinese letter. And very similar to sub way in Hong Kong. Understand the sub way line and their colour, and the middle or final stop then you are on the correct line. If you have problem, you can ask the officer station there, they are all very friendly. They might not understand well in English, you can just show them the place name or write it on paper as they can understand on English writing more than English talking .

Yee's Corner said...

Very beautiful shots! Did you drink the spring water? I think they have 3 different wishes :- study, love , health ... Haha....Japanese really believe all these .... :))

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Yee, yes of course I drink because I also very kiashu, see all drink and I also follow them..hahaha ..but the spring water was really fresh and cooling...

Jessie-CookingMoments said...

Great photos,Sonia!Wish Lucas all the best for his exam in the later of the year!You mentioned in your earlier posting that you are going to tell us where you bought the bowls,so did you buy at the 'tea bowl street?' Last time I went I also havent opened my blog & I remember seeing beautiful plates& bowls in 100 yen shops but didn't buy!

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Such a peaceful and greenery scene. Love all the photos you shared on your Japan trip....sure makes me want to visit there. :)) then this time will be my turn to seek your advice, heehee....

♥LOVE2COOK MALAYSIA♥ said...

Wow Sonia...I can't take my eyes off those beautiful pics! Awesome...and those bowls and plates, arrghhhh can't grab them! :)

Tracy Low said...

看到很多漂亮的碗碟,希望我也有机会去那里购买

Sharon @ Feats of Feasts said...

I don't know how you can resist not getting a few of those cute teapots and cups. Haha! If me, I sure buy one.

张玉燕--Yoke-Yin said...

Thank you for sharing, Sonia! My husband and I are planning for a trip to Japan too! I've never worried about the language, like you said, we understand Chinese. Plus, we have friends in Tokyo. What we worry the most is the food. Were you and your husband concerned about the food? We heard a lot of rumors, don't know if that is true. Regardless, we will go there, Kyoto. Again, thanks for sharing your trip with us. All photos are very nice!

love2dine said...

i must go there... i would love to plan a trip soon.

My Little Space said...

Wow, such a gorgeous temple. How I wish I can visit there someday.lol.
Kristy

anne said...

Lovely photos , Sonia ! Love those temple so as the awesome view ! Shame about those teapots/bowls/plates ! :P :D

Eileen@Hundred Eighty Degrees said...

Nice shots! I've been there once and would love to visit again.

アンゼエリン said...

Nice photos Sonia. This temple is very famous.

Gloria said...

Sonia what nice an lovely post and beauty shots!

Elisabeth said...

Absolutely gorgeous photos, Sonia!
Thanks for taking us on the tour with you. All the lush greenery, and beautiful scenes. Really enjoyed scrolling down to see them all!

Jeannie said...

Very nice photos, how lovely to be able to visit such beautiful places!

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

I love 清水寺. Glad you made it and walked around despite the rain. The green from the trees are beautiful. It's always pretty in any season there. And I need to go there for prop shopping! =)

Angie's Recipes said...

Love the tea bowl street...cool stuff.

eileenlee said...

nice scene and very peaceful life

Yan said...

So beautiful, I wish I can go there one day.

Yee Ling said...

Can't even read Chinese....sigh*how to go as free & easy. Hope to visit there somewhere next yr.

choi yen said...

Are those Japanese bowls &plates expensive in Japan?

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

choi yen, there is nothing cheap in Japan lor..but there is shop with reasonable price, will share the market soon.

KimMy said...

You found the hotel you stayed at convenient in kyoto / osaka. What is the name of the hotel n price range? Tks

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