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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 open6:00, Gates shut Hours is Depending on the season

Review of Kiyomizu-dera Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/12/18 Beautiful place with a breathtaking landscape
Honestly the part I enjoyed the most was the sight of the city, the place surrounded by mountains have a feeling of mysticism that is amazing,
Reviewed:2019/12/18 Magnificent Temple To Visit...
It was very beautiful during the fall with colorful falling leaves. The main temple was closed for repairing. The walking street to the temple was clouded and colorful.
Reviewed:2019/12/17 Under construction but still beautiful
Most beautiful temple in kyoto. Nice climb up the hill, bit not a problem at all because of the great shops along the way.

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Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Kiyomizu 1-294 [ map ]
Gion / Higashiyama / YamashinaArea
Gates open6:00, Gates shut Hours is Depending on the season
open everyday
[Admission fee to worship] General400yen, Junior High School Students200yen
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* Due to the construction of the main hall roof, 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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