As we walked from Gion District and Maruyama Park to Kiyomizudera Temple, we came across this Giant Buddha build in 1955 as a shrine to world peace. It was very nice. We enjoyed all of it: the view back to Kyoto, going inside the giant Buddha where there is a nice collection of Buddhas, the giant footprint next to the giant Buddha, the gold wishing ball, the cherry blossoms, and more.
We also really appreciated the building to the right of the statue. It was a little run down, but in it were files of names of all the soldiers who had died in World War II. In front of this building there were red bibbed statues and toys put there by parents for their departed children. At least that's my best guess.
We went south from there to the
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