Friday, February 22, 2013

Otowa Waterfall at Kiomizu-Dera in Kyoto, Japan

This waterfall is located below the wooden stage of Kiomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto, Japan. The waters are divided into three streams that you can see below and people come around to get a drink from one of them. Having a drink from all three is considered greedy. One stream helps with longevity, one for success in school and the last is for the fortune of love. You use a long pole with a cup attached to the end to reach for them. There was a long line for it and I didn't wait and I didn't know which stream was which haha.
Also check out the Kiomizu-dera post and also the Jishu Shrine that is located there. 

You can have some tea and snacks under the red umbrellas by the waterfall if you just want to enjoy the weather and not the line!


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