Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • 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: 300 JPY
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Landmark, Tourist Center, Family And Kids

About Kiyomizu-dera, Kyoto

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 Information

  • 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.

Kiyomizu-dera Ticket Prices

  • For Ordinary opening Hours- Adults: ¥300, Students: ¥200
  • For Special Night opening Hours- Adults: ¥400, Students: ¥200

Kiyomizu-dera Opening and Closing Hours

  • Seasonal closing timings apply. Please check official website for timings before planning a visit.

How To reach Kiyomizu-dera by Public Transport

  • Gojozaka bus stop
  • Higashiyama Gojo bus stop
  • Kiyomizu Gojo railway Station 

Restaurants Near Kiyomizu-dera

  • Takinoya
  • Kawahara Sakaeyama

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Things to Know Before Visiting Kiyomizu-dera

  • 95% of people who visit Kyoto include Kiyomizu-dera in their plan

  • 19.88% of people start their Kiyomizu-dera visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Kiyomizu-dera

Monday, Tuesday and Sunday

91.36% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kiyomizu-dera

People normally club together Sanjusangen-do and Gion District while planning their visit to Kiyomizu-dera.

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Kiyomizu-dera, Kyoto Reviews

  • The temple is mainly coloured yellow and the views looking out over Kyoto are amazing! There are many small shrines located near the main building, including two "love stones". You can also drink from the pure spring water from which the temple gets its name. The shrines unfortunately suffers from it's own popularity; You can hardly move with all the people who are visiting! While I visited the whole main building was also covered by a brown tarp as it was under renovation

  • Overall a good shrine to visit and walk around, do come early to avoid the crowd. You could drink from the waterfall fountain, it is said to give fortune in studies, love and longevity respectively. There's a love stone as well in there. Overall one of the better shrine to visit in Kyoto, many food stalls along the way outside the shrine as well.

  • If you are in Kyoto, or even in Japan you should consider visiting this beautiful place! At least once. Climbing might be a bit challenging, but seeing vast part of Kyoto from here is just... wonderful. Located and surrounded by very dense forrest is experience by itself, especially when rain is on it's way you literally smell all trees, nature around you. Great experience for anyone who loves Japan culture/temples/shrines!

  • Currently under review. Can still go in and through for ¥409 to see some exhibits and look off the balcony but the building isn't much to look at from the outside at the moment. Note:. There are several orange temples right beside this one that are nice to walk around and cost nothing. Even the little pagoda hidden in the distance can be accessed for free.

  • Place with beautiful gardens and nearby area. Really nice for walks but better to get there in early morning to avoid crowds of tourists. Temple itself is a bit overrated in my opinion and you have to pay for entrance to see almost nothing. Purely from tourist point of view not worth it . Still overall place is nice.

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