I was wandering around after visiting the Kiyomizu Temple (which was really nice, but completely overrun with tourists), and I stumbled across an absolutely amazing cemetery.

Cemetery near Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto, Japan

I know: the word “amazing” is not generally used to describe a graveyard, but bear with me.  As I’ve posted about before, Japanese cemeteries are more interesting than you’d think.  And this one was stunning.

Cemetery near Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto, Japan

I think the pictures speak for themselves.

Cemetery near Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto, Japan

Just the location itself was impressive, not to mention the way the tombstones look, and the sheer, almost endless volume of them.  There had to be thousands of graves here.  It’s a little bit overwhelming.

Cemetery near Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto, Japan

And like every other cemetery I’ve been to on this trip, I was pretty much the only tourist there, and I get it, but come on.  Look at that.

Cemetery near Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto, Japan

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