Kiyomizu-dera

Kiyomizu-dera, officially Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera is an ancient Buddhist temple, which was built in 798 and has been damaged or burned ten times due to war or natural disasters. Behind the main temple there is a Jishu-jinja temple called the God of Matchmaking, and in front of the temple there are 2 stones which are often called "Blind Stones" and "Stone of Astrologers of Love".

It is said that according to local residents by closing their eyes 100 meters away we walk towards the blind stone by closing our eyes and until right in front of the blind stone, then our desires will be achieved. And to test the loyalty of the heart of the couple, we can try rock fortune tellers, the way remains the same as closing the eyes, but if the direction of our feet is not right toward the rock fortune teller or stray far away then our hearts are still thinking of others.

In 2007, Kiyomizu-dera was one of 21 finalists for the New Seven Wonders of the World, but was not picked as one of the seven winning sites.

 

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