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Kiyomizu-dera Temple清水寺


A famous Buddhist temple located in Higashiyama Ward in Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. The temple is said to have been started when the priest Enchin enshrined a thousand-armed statue of Kannon above the Otowa Waterfall in 778. The main temple nave enshrines a standing figure of an eleven-faced Kannon and is built in the elegant Shinden-zukuri style. The Kiyomizu Stage jutting out over the Cliffside offers a sweeping view of the streets of Kyoto and blooming cherry trees, verdant plant life, or autumn foliage depending on the season, making it a popular photo spot. The three channeled Otowa Waterfall is said to provide benefits such as long life and people line up to drink its waters. Bustling with students on a school excursion as well as tourists both domestic and international, the Kiyomizu-dera Temple is one of Kyoto’s most popular tourist sites.


Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Kiyomizu 1-294

phone 0755511234

Opening 6:00, Closing time varies according to season

Review of Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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Reviewed:2018/12/01 Pretty fall leaves
One of the nicer place to see autumn leaves. Too bad the temple is still under renovation. But I still won't skip this place if I visit Kyoto.
Reviewed:2018/12/01 Worth a visit
We took bus 100 from Kyoto station and got off at Kiyomizu- michi bus stop and walked uphill to the temple.
Along the way up we got sidetracked by the numerous shops mostly selling Japanese sweets...
Reviewed:2018/12/01 Main temple hall under renovations
We went for Autumn night illumination (not too bad but not the best). The entrance is especially beautiful with the redish orange gates and pagoda lit up. The main hall have restricted viewing space...

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Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Kiyomizu 1-294 [map]



Opening 6:00, Closing time varies according to season
open everyday
[Admission fee to worship] General400yen, Elementary/Junior High School Students200yen
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* Since the construction of the main hall is currently under construction, the same view as the photo cannot be seen.

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          Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.

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