"Kiyomizu-dera" Kiyomizu Temple Tip by aukahkay

Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto: 76 reviews and 158 photos

  Kiyomizu no Butai (Platform Stage)
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  • Kiyomizu no Butai (Platform Stage) - Kyoto
      Kiyomizu no Butai (Platform Stage)
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  • Kiyomizudera - Kyoto
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  • Cherry blossoms at Kiyomizudera - Kyoto
      Cherry blossoms at Kiyomizudera
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  • Otowa-no-taki waterfall - Kyoto
      Otowa-no-taki waterfall
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  • Cherry blossoms at the entrance - Kyoto
      Cherry blossoms at the entrance
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A World Cultural Hertage site, Kiyomizudera is the most photographed and visited temple in Kyoto. Most of the present buildings were reconstructions dating back to 1633. It is most noted for Platform Stage where one gets a panoramic view of the surrounding hills of Higashiyama. In spring, Kiyomizudera is particularly attractive with the burst of magnificent colours of the cherry blossoms (sakura). Just below the main hall is a waterfall where visitors drink sacred waters believed to have therapeutic properties.

Directions: Take bus 206 from JR Kyoto Station. Get off at Kiyomizu-michi and walk uphill for 10 minutes past the souvenir shops.
Phone: 075-551-1234
Website: http://www.kiyomizudera.or.jp

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 8, 2007
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