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Kiyomizu-dera: "Kyoto surpassed our expectations"

from:United States

Updated at: 2015.07.14


How do you like Kiyomizu-dera?

It was beautiful Absolutely gorgeous. Yes. She doesn't talk much. Oh beautiful, the heritage is amazing, the history is incredible, and people are so friendly and so helpful. And they love her. Super, super clean. I can't tell you how many pictures they took of her. She's an anomaly. Because she's got blue eyes and blond hair so I actually changed up, you can take a picture of her if I can take a picture of you and your dress, you know. She's kind of been like our ambassador. We've had a great time!

Why did you come to Kiyomizu-dera?

Me, always wanted to come to Japan and quite honestly I looked at Frommer's, and the top items to go to, and this was one of them.

Have you been anywhere else in Japan?

Tokyo and Nara and we are leaving to go to Hiroshima as well.

Has Japan met your expectation?

It's kind of surpassed it, believe it or not, because people are friendly, places are so clean and everything is so well run. It's amazing. It really is. And coming from New York, that's a lot! I can't get over how spotless the city is. There's no garbage anywhere. And there's no garbage cans. That's the amazing part. It's a beautiful, beautiful country.

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