Kiyomizu-deraCurrently 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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Gojozaka bus stop
- Higashiyama Gojo bus stop
- Kiyomizu Gojo railway Station
- Kawahara Sakaeyama
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90.67% 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
one of the most ancient temple in Japan as Kyoto being one of the oldest cities in Japan. I have been here many times and each time I still find this place charming. You first walk through charming shops and restaurants selling Japanese items and then into the temple region. The surrounding area and park are nice to walk through, and the outlook of Kyoto city is a pleasant experience. Best weather would be spring or autumn, as the walk could get very hot in summer. Could easily spend a whole morning or afternoon here exploring the place. A must visit place for anyone who’s the first timer in Kyoto.
The temple is undergoing major renovation so the main building is covered mostly in brown cloth and bamboo scaffolding. The walk from the bus stop to the temple entrance is long and a little steep. Then you would need to climb up several stairways to reach the ticket counter. You do get a nice view from the top. And you would have gotten great pictures if the temple wasn’t undergoing renovations. If your main purpose is to get a nice picture with the temple, I suggest that you postpone your visit until the renovations get finished.
Some of the temple is under construction as of August 2018, but still it is very nice to walk around this area. It is very pretty, expansive, and there are good views of the city from here. The walk up to this temple is also very nice - you can come through the nearby cemetery, or through the crowded touristy shopping road (both are great).
Steep walk up to the main building. Tons of gift shops along the way. Unfortunately the main attraction is under re-construction and there's scaffolding (as of October 2018) still there. I was pretty disappointed. I think it is still worth it to go though as you get a great aerial view of the city from a certain point...
We took a cab here which dropped us off halfway up the hill to the temple. There are many shops walking up to the temple which were nice to grab refreshments at. There are parts of the temple you can see before getting to the area you have to pay to see. The area was pretty packed with other tourists in the mid-afternoon, but overall not too bad. A must-see if you're visiting Kyoto.