The Lonesome Gazebo
Kyoto city is a city riddled with many ancient and well preserved monuments. The one that I was most keen on during this trip was the Kiyomizudera Buddhist temple again. Just before the main entrance to the temple lies this gazebo and giant stone carved sign. Although it is in plain sight, it is because of how the paths and stairs were opened up and closed off that this particular mini square has significantly less traffic. While exploring, it is always great to take a peek around the corner. You never know of the curiosities that may stumble upon your path.
On a side note, the view from this gazebo is amazing. You get a clear and uninterrupted vantage viewpoint of the city of Kyoto...and a perfect angle to the paths that lead up to this hill. It is a wonder as to why this place was not a fort instead.
For the life of me, I could not find any detail on this sign. If any native speakers would help me find out the significance of this, that would be great.
Kiyomizudera Temple (清水寺).
- Jon K. Stoutlager