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“Wonderful views” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Kiyomizu-dera Temple
1-294 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0862, Kyoto Prefecture (Gion Higashiyama / Kita Shirakawa / Kurama / Yase / Ohara)
+81 75-551-1234
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Ranked #9 of 405 Attractions in Kyoto
4.5 of 5 stars 2,854 Reviews
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.
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“Wonderful views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We walked here from our hotel at Gojo station. It was really cool, up on a hill overlooking the city. The temples were very pretty and there was no charge. Great to get pictures from the high mountain views.

Visited October 2013
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“This is the one!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The street leading to Kyomizu temple is so colorful. You can buy all your percents from here for your family and friends. And you can happily spend 2-3 hours around. It was evening when we went. The sky was so beautiful when the sun was going down.

Visited October 2013
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“Fountain water wishes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Nice temple that opens up another tour to cannon statue and very close to kodaiji temple. You can a book a tour at sunrise near the train station just below granvia it departs at 1:30pm

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“Okay Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

It is a must see in Kyoto, however, it was too crowded and the weather was not great, the day I visited. In addition, a few building was under construction!!

Fortunately the main hall was open!!

Otherwise, it was a pleasant visit! The main hall building was magnificent from a distance.

It is a bit walk from the bus stop and it was uphill!! Be prepared

Visited November 2013
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“Wear good walking shoes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

Loved this temple. Definitely visit.

Super crowded. The shops at the bottom of the hill are fun. They also had some cool places to eat near the temple up the hill.

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