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Kiyomizu-dera: a feel for history like Italy


Updated at: 2015.07.14


How do you like Kiyomizu-dera?

It was an amazing experience. It's so big inside, all nature, and feeling all this history inside this place. It was quite special, very special. This is the first important town before Tokyo, not now, but in the past, so it's a historical site. For us, we came from Italy... It's amazing.

Why did you come to Kiyomizu-dera?

We have seen on our guides, the most important temple and we studied a little bit about the history of this temple and which was…… because it's so amazing and so nice and we were so curious to visit it. It is easy to program a tour here in Kansai, in Kyoto, and after, to go to Tokyo, and it's the first time we decided to visit go to places.... Experience the temples. Yeah, for example, it was our first time to go to Okinawa. It is much more difficult so we decided to come here because such [an] important town.

Have you been anywhere else in Japan?

We arrived yesterday, so we visited Osaka airport. Only Osaka. We will spend four days here in Kyoto. After, Nara and Kobe, and the last of our holiday will be in Tokyo. From history to futuristic metropolis.

Do you feel special affinity for Japan?

Yes, because we are both people [who have] grown up with a mixed feeling for history. In our places, for our people, history is such an important part of our lives, and here in Japan it's the same. We've grown up surrounded by history from monuments, temples...for our past, for our culture, it's very important. In the past, also Italy had an emperor but such a.... there are two ways. This is the first and the second is I am a 70s boy, so I grew up with Japanese manga, something like this for the second part, so it's the mixed part of past and the future.

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