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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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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

I have visited the Kiyomizu-Dera at least 6 times and this time we were at the right time, in the right day for an Autumn display. The momiji leaves were in the full colour spectrum and it was just a pleasant walk everywhere we went....More

Thank Chepe L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Located in the outskirts of Kyoto on a hill. This is a Unesco World Heritage site. It is an impressive Buddist temple because it is built right upon a hillside, so it has spectacular views of the valley. Beautiful! Popular for tourists and locals. One...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited late on a Thursday afternoon and it was not as crowded as I expected. It is gorgeous even though it’s under construction. It was one of my favorite temples. If you walk up high the views of Kyoto are amazing. The streets around the...More

Thank JDublingirl62
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the great temples in Japan!! Located in Kyoto, this temple is magnificently built. Come early as it will packed with people. In some season they have spectacular night show where the lights and illumination is a good sight see. Kiyomizu is a must...More

Thank Johan_Kinoshita
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you have the luxury of time, to walk through the temple during daylight and night time, do so. It is not to be missed. However, the main hall is currently closed for renovations until march 2020.

Thank meic01
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a beautiful temple however was ruined by the sheer amount of people visiting which took away from the charm of the place. (There were a lot of school tours with screaming children) It didn’t take long to walk around I say you only...More

Thank V_roks
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great location, where there is a fantasitc overview of Kyoto. In the fall season a real "Indian Summer" in Asia, colourful and breaktaking.

Thank steelriver2014
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The place is currently under renovation and you can still walk around most buildings, but the outside of most buildings is covered.

Thank JoseLGG86
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Kiyomizu-Dera Temple is a must to visit during Autumn in Kyoto. Even the main building is under renovation, other areas are still beautiful and colourful in Autumn.

Thank Ekawit P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been to this temple over 10 years ago and it was beautiful. It is like a tree-house on the side of a mountain, overlooking Kyoto. Normally I would recommend it, but the problem is it is currently under construction and not worth a...More

Thank Adam R
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17 September 2017|
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Response from JBs312 | Reviewed this property |
If the famous shot of the balcony is what you are wanting to see, 24torus’s photo says it all. We were unaware and were thus disappointed. I don’t know what it is like on other days of the week, but clathrate’s photo is... 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 moodyfish | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we didn't get to appreciate the temple that much due to the construction. we opted not to pay to go thru the grounds as we were pressed for time. What we did do is take a photo w the construction and then walked thru the... More