This temple is said to be the largest wooden structure in Japan.
The beams they used to construct the temple were so heavy that conventional ropes broke in the transportation of the beams. Worshipers donated their hair and 53 human hair ropes were woven that measured 40 cm in diameter with the longest at the length of 20 meters. Apparently they did the job. They are on display in the hall, if you're curious. We came late in the day and were kicked out before we had a chance to view them.
Each temple has a fountain where you cleanse your mouth and hands before offering your prayers to the god(s). Most of the fountains I have seen are simple wooden spouts. This, as well as one much like it at the Kiyomizu temple were ornate dragons spewing forth water. Ironically, there are often signs to warn visitors against drinking the water.