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Temple

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.

LOCATION
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Kiyomizu 1-294
PHONE
0755511234
Hours
[Gates open]6:00[Gates shut]18:00(depending on the season)
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee] [Adult] 400yen [Small/Junior high school students] 200yen
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Note
* Due to the construction of the main hall roof, the same view as the photo cannot be seen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Updated at: November 25, 2022 Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN

Reviews

  • 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 more

    Date of visit:
    2019-04
  • 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... more

    Date of visit:
    2019-12
  • 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... more

    Date of visit:
    2019-10
  • Reviewed
    2019-12-05
    Main attraction in Kyoto

    There were many beautiful structures in Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Currently it was still under restoration process for the coming Olympic Gates in 2020 and the place would be more crowded than before. more

    Date of visit:
    2019-11
  • Reviewed
    2019-11-05
    Love Temple and a Lovely Sunset from above

    Lovely Temple, a very popular one in Kyoto. There is a small love temple. Walk between the love stones blindfolded and you will find love, thats the belief at the love temple. There are also many... more

    Date of visit:
    2019-10
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