A few hours later, walking from Ginkaku-ji, we got to Kiyomizu-dera, a temple in the middle of the mountains that leaves everyone in absolute awe with such beauty.
Walking up to Kiyomizu-dera was definitely a great way to end a very tiring day, specially because we got to see the old streets of ancient Kyoto — also known as Higashiyama-ku.
Kiyomizu-dera, as almost everything in Japan, has to be experienced in person. It’s magical on a deeply spiritual level; so deep that it simply cannot be put into words. Truly one of the most beautiful, magical places on earth.
At dinner we tried the Special Kyoto Okonomoyaki surrounded by mannequins geikos that were a bit creepy, and while heading back to the hotel we saw a true Geiko, being assaulted by tourists paparazzi.