Kiyomizu-dera8082 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 294 Kiyomizu 1-chome, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0862, Japan
- Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +81-755511234
- Ticket Price: 400 JPY
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Landmark, Family And Kids
Established in the year 778, the Kiyomizu-dera is located halfway up the Otowa Mountain in eastern Kyoko. Having an intriguing history, the temple has burned down many times. Most of the current buildings were rebuilt by the third Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu in the early 1630s. The Main Hall (Hondo) of the temple is designated as a national treasure. It holds the temple's primary object of worship, a small statue of the eleven faced, thousand armed Kannon Bodhisattva. The Kiyomizu-dera is one of the most celebrated temples of Japan. In the year 1994, the temple was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Kyoto itinerary 7 days.
Kiyomizu-dera Travel Tips
- They also have special night opening timings. Check official website for season and timings.
- It is an active place of worship. Please maintain the tranquillity of the place.
- Don’t forget to remove your footwear before entering the premises.
- It is recommended to wear conservative clothing.
Entrance Ticket Details For Kiyomizu-dera
- For Ordinary opening Hours- Adults: ¥300, Students: ¥200
- For Special Night opening Hours- Adults: ¥400, Students: ¥200
- Seasonal closing timings apply. Please check official website for timings before planning a visit.
How to Reach Kiyomizu-dera
- Gojozaka bus stop
- Higashiyama Gojo bus stop
- Kiyomizu Gojo railway Station
- Kawahara Sakaeyama
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74.39% of people who visit Kyoto include Kiyomizu-dera in their plan
11 AM - 12 PM
39.81% of people start their Kiyomizu-dera visit around 11 AM - 12 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Kiyomizu-dera
93.28% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kiyomizu-dera
Amazing looking temple. This is one of the most visited place along with the thousand gate. The walk to this place maybe slightly long but fret not, the walk is worth it. The building are very stunning! When looking at it, it is very huge and magnificent! In this temple you have to do the cleansing ritual as well. You can buy some charms back for health, wealth, studies and so forth. Very fun.
While the entrance to the temple grounds itself is impressive, I was very disappointed with just how much of the main temple was covered up for their current renovation work. Coupled with the sheer mass of people that migrate here daily, I recommend avoiding this shrine; there's many others in the immediate area that are far more impressive than this shrine in its current state. If you've got a short 1-2 day trip in Kyoto, definitely skip this (Fall 2019).
Probably the best Buddhist temple in Kyoto (can't say for sure as I haven't visited them all!). Lovely walk up to the temple with lots of shops selling souvenirs and matcha products - drinks, ice cream etc. Impressive temple once at the top - we had to pay 400¥ each to get into the main temple but there is little to see there and at the moment (Oct 2019) is heavily under renovation. Good views of Kyoto from the top but steep climbs for those less able
Very beautiful area with more to see than just the wooden temple. It was under construction when we went so we were unable to get good pictures of the temple. However, there are multiple other shrines and it is right next to the Higashiyama District. You can still walk through the temple with tickets that cost 400 yen per person. It also has some excellent views over Kyoto. Unfortunately there are large crowds, but that's understandable given the views.
Great temple but very tourist heavy and lots of foot traffic. It's difficult to feel any spirituality when there's 100s of tourists trying to snap photos while you're praying. It's beautiful however and the surrounding scenery is amazing. It's crazy that this world heritage temple is in the middle of an urban jungle.