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“You should visit this temple!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Kiyomizu-dera Temple
1-294 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0862, Japan (Gion Higashiyama / Kita Shirakawa / Kurama / Yase / Ohara)
+81 75-551-1234
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2-Day Kyoto and Nara Rail Tour by Bullet Train...
Ranked #9 of 398 Attractions in Kyoto
Type: Religious Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Lookouts, Cultural
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Owner description: This most-visited temple in Kyoto was built to honor Kannon, the goddess of mercy. It's beautiful hillside location offers spectacular views of the city and valley below.
Hong Kong
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“You should visit this temple!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

definitely worth a visit! It's my second time there and I still think this temple is beautiful and amazing!

Visited October 2012
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“Great temple”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Every school group in Japan seemed to be here the day I visited, but that only added to the excitement around the place.

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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Well worth a visit, it was busy but that was all part of the experience in a funny way as added to the atmosphere. Nice views from up there also.

Visited September 2012
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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“Don't miss this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

It's a beautiful temple, but it's under renovation now. The way up from bus station to the temple are shops.

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“Quite a hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

Felt like i went back in time to a by-gone era. The view of Kyoto City in the distance was awesome. It gets quite crowded even in the pouring rain.

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