17 Stunning Temples in Japan That Will Have You Buying a Plane Ticket, Stat
Kiyomizu in Autumn
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17 Stunning Temples in Japan That Will Have You Buying a Plane Ticket, Stat

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There's no better mental vacation to take than a trip around the country to visit some of Japan's most stunning temples.

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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This Buddhist temple in Eastern Kyoto is part of a series of monuments in the ancient city that have been dubbed UNESCO World Heritage Sites. For worshippers, Kiyomizu-dera—which translates to "Pure Water Temple"—is the home of the Goddess of Mercy—a symbol that's been around for more than 1,200 years.

Kiyomizu in Autumn

17 Stunning Temples in Japan That Will Have You Buying a Plane Ticket, Stat

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

This Buddhist temple in Eastern Kyoto is part of a series of monuments in the ancient city that have been dubbed UNESCO World Heritage Sites. For worshippers, Kiyomizu-dera—which translates to "Pure Water Temple"—is the home of the Goddess of Mercy—a symbol that's been around for more than 1,200 years.

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