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Kiyomizu-dera Temple

1-294 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0862, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-551-1234
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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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  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1-294 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0862, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed yesterday

this temple near the Ninenzaka, Sannenzaka. Many shops here. you can imagine you are in the Old Japan. Wearing kimono was another must do list when visiting Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

Thank J.Zangmo L
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Reviewed yesterday

We arrived just as it opened, which proved to be wise. As the crowds grew, waits became longer. You will have a beautiful panoramic view of Kyoto. The street leading to the temple is lined with many interesting shops, so allow time for them.

Thank paharlen
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I love this temple even I have to claim up to the temple ;) I love to be there, nice green view 👍🏻

Thank missaoii
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Reviewed yesterday

This temple is a little out of the way, but it has nice streets around it full of food places and shops selling traditional products. The temple itself was mostly covered in scaffolding which was unfortunate, but we still had a lovely walk around the...More

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Reviewed yesterday

An amazing temple for its sheer size, but every time I've been there, its been under construction. Still an amazing experience.

Thank Sameedhan M
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Reviewed yesterday

Although it was under restoration when I was there, it was still breathtaking. Just to think about the history that it has seen, also the sight from the mountain path, and the temples. I was there during heavy rains, but that also gave an extra...More

Thank Bárány B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Kiyomizu-dera is in a very interesting section of Kyoto with many various ceramic studios. consequently the small streets that surround the temple are filled with shops that sell many different styles of ceramics. that, along with the magnificent views from the temple, makes this a...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I enjoyed our visit to this temple, but I found others to be more impressive. It might be because it was a very hot, humid day and it is a bit of climb up a hill to reach the temple. Overall, great...More

Thank Rebecca A
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Don't just limit your visit to the temple and the main road leading to it. The side roads (Sannenzaka, Ninnenzaka, Chawanzaka) have quaint little shops selling food, ceramics and souveneirs, and are less crowded than the main strip. Try to visit early before the bus...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

A little hike up, but worth every step climbed. This temple hanging by the hill side, offers spectacular view. Best time to visit would be autumn where the orange leaves frames the temple perfectly.

Thank TravediaID
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brittanykam
June 15, 2018|
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Response from Dutchtraveller007 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there was as I took the bike myself, it is near the parking lot for private cars and after the parking lot you have a small walk up the old street up to the temple entrance. On the map it might be south west located of... More
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Vica A
April 30, 2018|
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Response from Nananyna3 | Reviewed this property |
The main temple is still under construction. In practice this means that you will not be able to see it from the outside since it is all wrapped up. But you can still go in and walk in the area around it.
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thoraw22
April 17, 2018|
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Response from BMphotoTours | Reviewed this property |
Inheard that too and saw the seating area in the temple as we stood at the doorway. The seating area is a little inside of the temple door past the donation box where people throw coins in as a donation. You do get a... More
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