Part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto UNESCO Heritage Site, Kiyomizu-dera (translating to “Pure Water Temple”) is one of the most celebrated temples of Japan. The temple is known for its wooden stage that juts out from its main hall, 13 metres above the hillside below. The area is surrounded by numerous cherry and maple trees, erupting in a sea of colour in spring and autumn. It also showcases its very own waterfall, the Ottawa Waterfall, within the temple comples. It is believed that drinking from the three streams brings different benefits to the consumer.