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“Temple floating abouve the trees”

Kiyomizu-dera Temple
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Ranked #4 of 1,119 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.
Singapore, Singapore
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“Temple floating abouve the trees”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

My favourite in Kyoto. Main worship hall and platform supported on high timber supports gives the appearance of the structure floating above the trees. Not to be missed. Not to forget too the shops lining the path up to the temple.

Visited December 2012
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Matsusaka-shi, Mie, Japan
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“Cool history, pretty buildings”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

I read up on the history of this temple and its famous stage before going there, which I recommend. The temple itself was pretty, and the grounds were very lovely - I imagine in spring or fall they would be breathtaking.

Visited December 2012
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“awesome but avoid crowds”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

to avoid crowds it would be best to visit early in the morning. Try it also on a clear day for beautiful views of the city. Do learn more about the small and interesting stories that are associated with this very ancient temple, invest in a good guide.

Visited March 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
“Great (though currently under renovation)”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Alongside the so-called golden and the silver pavilions, and the Fushimi Inari shrine, this is one of the most impressive sights in Kyoto. Unfortunately, though fortunately for its durability, part of the complex are currently under renovation and therefore hidden.

Visited January 2013
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Atsugi-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
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“Amazing!”
Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

We took the 100 bus to get to the bottom of the hill and walked up. It is a bit of a walk from the bus stop but well worth it. There are tons of pottery and gift shops along the way. At the temple there is a 300yen fee and then the amazing views and structure.

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