The Rekishi Kaido or
"Historical Route" Stamp Rally
A rubber stamp rally is like a scavenger hunt, in this case,
to promote different historical sites. These stamps are from
a rally to sites around Kyoto, all known for their fresh
spring water. Pictured at right is a stamp with four temples
including the Golden Pavillion and the Ryongi Rock Garden.
Below is a stamp book for this rally, shown with two stamps
from the Kiyumizu temple (Kiyumizu Dera), built
on wooden piles, high above the surrounding forest. The large
round stamp below shows the leaves which attract tourists
to Kiyumizu in the Fall.