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  • 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 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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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

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

  • 19.76% 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, Thursday and Sunday

91.47% 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

  • One of those beautiful temples. My favorite part is this one shrine here where you can enter into a dark room (makes you feel blind) holding on to the threads of beads for direction on one side until you get really deep inside. Feeling of being in a womb. Once you’re inside completely, a holy stone appears where you can make a wish. That’s the only dimly lit spot. But a beautiful experience overall. Wish there were fewer tourists

  • It is a beautiful shrine, with a lot of story and a lot to see! I am quite sad for not being able to look at every corner of it, since in its web page I saw different interesting locations that you can go and see... but it is really big! (Or at least it is a lot of walking). Be sure to have time so you can enjoy looking the temples, visiting the small museum which has access to like a "holy" fountain of water you can drink (I saw that in their web page), and of course, don't forget to take a lot of pictures!

  • Amazing scenery, and the street leading up to the temple was bustling with shops and tourists. It's a mix of both locals and foreigners, and definitely lots of photogenic places. It's not as crowded as other reviews say, at least in my own experience. Expect to spend around one hour there. Definitely worth a visit. A side note for people reading this review around June of 2018: the temple was under renovation when I visited in late May. A slight bummer, but I think it was still worth visiting.

  • Kyomizudera is a transcendental experience. If you visit the temple in all the four seasons you can take amazing pictures, it's really beautiful. Be prepared for the slope and stairs, there's no place to sit on the street. The shops just open from 10 o'clock, some from 11. My best place in Kyoto.

  • Beautiful temple complex! Incredible views of Kyoto and the mountains surrounding it. Lovely preserved streets for shopping at the base. These temples are varied in their architecture and feel and are unique to the area. The walk down the mountain is pretty and covered with trees and flowers. Definitely worth the trip!

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