This sunny day we decided to visit modern geishas and the oldest cemetery in Kyoto.
Otani-honbyo cemetery is an old Buddhist cemetery behind the Kiyomizu-dera temple in Kyoto. This cemetery was founded by the Buddhist sect of Jodo Shinshu in 1272 and there are more than 15,000 graves.
Matsubara-dori is the busiest shopping street in the area and the main way to the Temple complex.
Rear view of pagoda and adjacent building, Kiyomizu-dera temple area.
Koyasu pagoda was built in 1633, and the pagoda is dedicated to Koyasu Kannon, a goddess who grants safe delivery of children.
Niomon is the main gate to the Buddhist temple. This one is the main entrance to the Kiyomizu-dera temple.
Japanese people are very religious and traditional but at the same time, Japan is one of the most technology countries in the world. I still didn’t get it, but they can combine respect for the past and interest for the future.
Kyoto and Kyoto observation tower.
Kiyomizu-dera temple was founded in 778 by Sakanoue no Tamuramaro and included to the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto UNESCO World Heritage site.
Street musician in traditional kimono…
… and his dog.