Kiyomizu-dera, Kyoto

Today's globetrotter travelogue features photos of Ricci Sylla. 

Ricci is an ObGyn by profession, and an avid, snap-happy photographer at all other times. She likes taking pictures mostly of food, but since the recent population explosion in her family, cute nieces and nephews show up much more frequently in her Picasa files. She hearts cake, ice cream, macarons, cotton candy and fancy desserts! You can follow Ricci on Instagram.


This day was long day of walking and sightseeing, starting with the famed Kiyomizu Temple. On the way there, we passed this ceramics store walking along Higashi Oji Dori from the train station.

 photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

 photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

We walked through the cemetry to get to Kiyomizu on top of the hill. There were 12 of us on this excursion and let's just say some fared better than others with the incline :)

 photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

 photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

 photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

Travelers from San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Manila. Here is almost everyone who joined the Kyoto part of our Japan trip. Not pictured are Tito Peng and Ralph. 

 photo credit: Ralph Hilario

photo credit: Ralph Hilario

 photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

Hillside cemetery

 photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

Huf, huff, puff, puff

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photo credit: Ricci Sylla

Made it!

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photo credit: Ricci Sylla

 photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

 photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

 photo credit: Ralph Hilario

photo credit: Ralph Hilario

 photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

 photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

 photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

 photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

Otawa-san Kiyomizu-dera is a Buddhist temple founded in 778 and takes its name from the waterfall within the property. Kiyomizu means pure water. This present structure was built in 1633 and does not use a single nail in its construction.

 photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

 photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

 photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

 photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

 photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

 photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

 photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

 photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

There are two love stones 20 feet apart. If you can walk from one to another blindfolded, you will find your true love.

 photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

 photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

 photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

 photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

 photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

 photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

Write your troubles down on the paper angel and then drop it in the water. It is believed that your worries will dissolve with the paper.

 photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

 photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

 photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

 photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

Water from the Otowa waterfall is believed to have wish granting powers.

 photo credit: Ricci Sylla

photo credit: Ricci Sylla

A major thanks to my sister Ricci for sharing her fabulous pictures!

 photo credit: Ralph Hilario

photo credit: Ralph Hilario

Back at the temple gate, which leads us right into the next leg of today's journey, Sannen-zaka and Ninnen-zaka...

Thank you so much for sharing your photos, Ricci! xoxo

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Kiyomizu-dera
294 Kiyomizu 1-chome, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0862, Japan
www.kiyomizudera.or.jp

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