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

Kiyomizu-dera - Review

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 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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TripHobo Highlights for Kiyomizu-dera

  • Kiyomizu-dera Address: 294 Kiyomizu 1-chome, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0862, Japan
  • Kiyomizu-dera Contact Number: +81-755511234
  • Kiyomizu-dera Timing: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Kiyomizu-dera Price: 300 JPY
  • Best time to visit Kiyomizu-dera(preferred time): 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Kiyomizu-dera: 01:30 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Kiyomizu-dera

  • 90.79% of people who visit Kyoto include Kiyomizu-dera in their plan

  • 39.81% of people start their Kiyomizu-dera visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

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

Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday

93.28% 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.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Kiyomizu-dera, Kyoto Reviews

  • 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.

  • Beautiful place full with history, culture and nature. You can witness a big shrine made probably only using wood. After walking little distance you can see another smaller shrine but beautiful created! Do forget to taste Kiyomizu (pure water). And local market is full of delicious food and sweets !! Lovely ❤️

  • Most accessible by bus, the highlight of this shrine is the view of Kyoto. Just amazing. I can only imagine how beautiful it is in spring or autumn! The street leading up the the shrine (which is on a hill) is filled with shops. They're touristy but fun to walk through

  • A fantastic place to explore and experience and the cost of entry into the wooden temple is very reasonable. During my visit part of the wooden temple was under repair so could not get so many good photos. There are lots of interesting things to see such as the ponds with turtles as well as the views from the higher parts of the temple. The street that leads up to the temple is full of shops but is quite busy so prepare to get a bit squished st times.

  • 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 your visiting Kyoto.

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