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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 (Gion / Higashiyama / YamashinaArea)

phone 0755511234

[Gates open]6:00
[Gates shut]Depending on the season

Review of Kiyomizu-dera Temple Okunoin

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/03/03 Steep walk
Its a steep walk going up the Kiyomizu dera main stage so make sure to have lots of energy. But the view is extremely picturesque especially when it snows
Reviewed:2019/12/21 Awesome experience
Awesome temple with amazing views of Kyoto. The walk up to the street to the temple is a great experience also. There are plenty of food and novelty shops and I recommend trying the cucumber on a...
Reviewed:2019/12/20 Beautiful - lots of steps though!
So, this is the entrance part of the huge temple complex. There are quite a few steps! But the statues are brilliant and it was fascinating to see the before and after where some parts have been...

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Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Kiyomizu 1-294 [map]
Gion / Higashiyama / YamashinaArea
[Gates open]6:00
[Gates shut]Depending on the season
open everyday
[Admission fee to worship]
[General] 400yen
[Small/Junior High School Students] 200yen
Parking Lot
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* Due to the construction of the main hall roof, the same view as the photo cannot be seen

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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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.