If you are in Kyoto either on September 14th & 15th, be sure to visit Kiyomizudera Temple or at least the main approach to the temple. On September 14th & 15th, you can see a special parade of the Seiryuu (Azure Dragon). This parade originated from the idea of the Four Taoist Gods; the black tortoise, azure dragon, white tiger, and vermilion bird. In Kyoto these are symbolized by the north hill (Black Tortoise), the east river (Azure Dragon), the western avenue (White Tiger) and the southern basin (Vermilion Bird). Kiyomizudera Temple is located east of Kyoto, where the Azure Dragon is believed to live. To see the parade inside the temple, you need to pay the standard temple entrance fee (400 yen/adult, 200 yen/child). The parade starts at 14:00.
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