On the list! Kiyomizu Temple (749 – 1855) Kyoto, Japan Laid out in 794 A.D., the palaces and temples of Kyoto were the residences of Japan’s emperors and shoguns for more than 1,000 years. The Japanese Emperor is enthroned at the Kyoto Gosho (Imperial Palace). Among other significant works are the Higashi Honganji and Nishi Honganji temple complexes, the Kinkakuji Temple with its ‘Golden Pavilion’ and the Kiyomizu Temple, the temple of “clear waters.”
Nishi Hongan-ji is one of two temple complexes of Jodo Shinshu in Kyoto, the other being Higashi Honganji. Nishi Honganji was established in 1602 by the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu. It huge complex of temples and many gates. But I was impressed mostly by this beautiful gingko biloba tree (on the left). I have never seen such a big gingko.