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Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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3,138 Reviews
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Open at 6:00, the closing time is 17:30-18:30, depending on the season; the spring, summer and autumn are open for special visits at night, and open at night from 22:00 on December 31, The specific opening hours are subject to the official website.
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2-4 hours
Address: 294 Kiyomizu 1-chome, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto
Phone: +81-75-5511234

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One of the most celebrated temples in Japan, this is a must if you are visiting Kyoto! Associated with one of the oldest schools of buddhism, this wooden temple is a beauty and historic site that must be seen.

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  • 828muhammadrizalf
    828muhammadrizalf
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    what a scenery

    one of my bucket list for place to visit before i die, great view of this temple with kyoto city in the background. i think it is greater to see this temple in spring or autumn. the scenery will be ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1609366821000+0800)/
  • HarryTours_Official
    HarryTours_Official
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    Spectacular temple, but not the same during renovation works

    The Kiyomizu-dera Temple is one of Kyoto's most famous temples and ranks top among local visitors. It really is a spectacular sight that is build into a slope, offering beautiful views of nature from ...

    Reviewed on /Date(1604565144000+0800)/
  • Elisabethmh
    Elisabethmh
    Jessheim, Norway
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    Indescribable beautiful

    Kiyomizudera Temple (translated pure water). The temple is from 780 and in front of Kiyomizudera there are several beautiful temples and shrines, among others, a three-story red-orange pagoda - indesc...

    Reviewed on /Date(1602111090000+0800)/
  • 674peterx
    674peterx
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    Must visit in Kyoto

    There is not much to say other then VISIT VISIT! This is a place where you create your own memories!

    Reviewed on /Date(1599663368000+0800)/
  • 186padraigm
    186padraigm
    Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Kanto
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    Kyomizu-dera: Go while it is not packed.

    Kyomizu-dera is one of my favourite places in Kyoto and we have gone there every time we have visited. I love the trees and how the temple is situated on the side of the mountain. Normally it is packe...

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Introduction

Kiyomizu-dera Temple is an ancient temple in Kyoto and was listed as a World Cultural Heritage site in 1994. The veranda of the temple suspended over the moutain is a national treasure of Japan. It is surrounded by green trees and is full of cherry blossoms in spring. In autumn, the red maple leaves is another attraction. It is equivalent to Kinkaku-jiand Arashiyama, and is a famous historical site in Kyoto. The pilgrims or visiting tourists who come to worship year round come in non-stop.
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