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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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1-294 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0862, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-551-1234
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Decided to take the bullet train out of Tokyo to Kyoto to tour some of the shrines & temples. This was the last stop on our group tour & it is amazing. It was built many, many years ago & was constructed without a single...More

Thank Dreijunge
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Another popular tourist spot in Kyoto. Had to walk through so many shops before reaching the entrance. Very crowded and fascinating at the same time, .Went in the afternoon and there were school kids and they seemed to be on a field trip to the...More

Thank abigailh2014
Reviewed 3 days ago

The view from the Temple balconies is breathtaking and a bit intimidating. Other reviewers complain about it being crowded, which it was. BUT I had no difficulty on the balcony and strolling the gardens to find places where I was relatively alone.

Thank GaryHill
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

To avoid the crowds, go early! Many temples open well before 9am including this one. We visited about 7.30am and there were only a small number of visitors. So tranquil and awe-inspiring. Although the Temple was undergoing restoration work at the time of our visit...More

Thank Cate0402
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Japan is really awesome with all the prefecture especially the temple. This places required a lot of walking+climbing (in term of road and stair case). To enter the temple, you got to pay. However you can choose not to pay and you do able to...More

Thank FTorres920
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have wanted to visit this hillside temple for the longest time and happy that I did. It's quite a long walk from the JR station, so be prepared - and its all uphill , athought there are many stalls along the way to keep you...More

Thank YvonneSequerah
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I liked but made a mistake when following the recommended walking route from the other temple. According to the map there was a possible shortcut so I decided to take it (from the mausoleum grounds of a famous one) wrong!! It was a shortcut yes......More

Thank RoxLima
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kiyomizu-dera is one of the most visited temple in Kyoto and located in a hill with good scenery and view of Kyoto city. There are many nice locations for great photo, even though some parts of the temple are undergoing renovation. If you want to...More

1  Thank Patric01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This temple, and the streets leading up to it, are some of the most densely packed blocks of people in Kyoto. As such, it is highly overrated and not worth the effort. It is a current fad in Kyoto now for young adults to dress...More

Thank SoBeSparky
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can feel the history of Japanese culture, structure of the temple is indescribable. We've visited kyoto for just less than a week. This place was most memorable place I can remember. There are so many souvenir stores around the temple. Must see

Thank akjusttobehonest
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17 September 2017|
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Response from Amanda A | Reviewed this property |
No entrance fee for just the shops & local area, only the temple has a fee to get in. The little community of older style buildings & winding streets are just below the temple itself. You cannot miss the entrance either, it... More
2 September 2017|
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Response from Oliver E | Reviewed this property |
It is indeed open to the public and certainly worth visiting, you will have an amazing time in Japan and enjoy planning your trip
19 August 2017|
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Response from Jemge | Reviewed this property |
You should definitely consider skipping it if you have only one day. Construction does block a significant portion of the grounds.