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“Beautiful Temple Complex”

Kiyomizu-dera Temple
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Day Trip by Bus to Kyoto from Osaka
Ranked #4 of 1,113 things to do in Kyoto
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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.
Sydney, Australia
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“Beautiful Temple Complex”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Kiyomizu temple was a great place to people watch. Many vistors had dressed up in traditional clothes and the scenery was amazing especially as many trees were beginning to show their Autumn foliage. The walk up to the temple was very enjoyable especially trying a lot of the samples of different foods and with perfect weather the trip was perfect.

Visited October 2012
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Kyoto, Japan
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“Kyoto Must-see”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Kiyomizu-dera is a must-see for any first-time tourist, amazing architecture hanging off the cliff. Drink from the three streams of water for various good lucks, touch the love stones, admire some small gardens.

Perfect to start in morning or afternoon and continue on to explore Gion in the evening/night.

Visited February 2012
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“Nice and very touristy”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Heard and read so much about this temple. We were looking forward to see how amazing it is. First the was the long queue to cleanse ourselves before entering the temple with tour groups taking their sweet time taking photos of each other posing at the entrance.

We went during weekday and there was just so many people walking up to the temple and inside the temple. The sad part of it is that this temple felt a little too commercialise. The temple still looked amazing if you can oversee the crowd.

Visited October 2012
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“Impressive temples with great views, a must see”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

To get to Kiyomizudera we took bus 206 from Kyoto Station for about 20 minutes and got off at Kiyomizu-michi bus stop, from where it is a ten minute uphill walk to the temple. There are markets and shops along the walk well worth a look, helps take your mind of the hill climb. The area was extremely busy with plenty of school children who enjoy having their photos taken with tourists, so don't be surprised if they ask. Entry was 300 yen. The views of Kyoto from the lookout points were excellent. Kiyomizudera is best known for its wooden stage that juts out from its main hall, 13 meters above the hillside below, amazing. Many people visit this temple more then once, we unfortunately were on such a tight schedule after getting rained out the day before that we could only visit once. So glad we managed to fit this in. I think you'd be disappointed if you went to Kyoto and didn't see this temple.

Visited October 2012
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Hong Kong
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“You should visit this temple!”
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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