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Kiyomizu-dera Temple

1-294 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0862, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-551-1234
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This most-visited temple in Kyoto was built to honor Kannon, the goddess of mercy. It's beautiful hillside location offers spectacular views of the city and valley below.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1-294 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0862, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-551-1234
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The foliage is peaking and it’s a great place to visit. Tickets are ~$4 for an adult and $~3 for a child (very well worth it!). Some of the shrines at the front are under construction but you can still see some great views of...More

Thank lileemai
Reviewed 2 days ago

Main hall is in renovation when I visited here. But from the entrance, we can enjoy autumn ambience. It is more beautiful if we can enjoy it from main hall. It is very crowded. Better go earlier in morning. We can use Kimono here and...More

Thank Caroline C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited in the heart of November at night time. The illumination of the trees and temples are beautiful and has a fantasy-like feel to it. It’s also less crowded. Bright hues of red and yellow, beautiful city views, all from a majestic temple. My...More

Thank myu324
Reviewed 2 days ago

Definitely a must see when visiting Kyoto. Amazing architecture and spectacular views over Kyoto. Quite a steep walk up to the temple along narrow streets lined with touristy and traditional craft shops.

Thank Boyds_TSB
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Kiyomizu is beautiful and the walk up is as much a part of the experience as anything else. It’s a great lesson in enjoying the journey and not just the destination. Be prepared to work on finding some zen amidst big crowds.

Thank Shannon M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Currently under construction, the views are still spectacular. The construction restricts access for some views and adds to the congestion. The leaves in the fall are beautiful but I would love to see it with snow. Lots of stairs if you have issues. Numerous school...More

Thank Magiccat99
Reviewed 3 days ago

This temple is a must go! It is quite a trek up but it's well worth the views. I arrived not long before closing so had to rush to the drinking well where it's rumoured to prolong your life! I highly recommend this.

Thank Daniel W
Reviewed 3 days ago

one of another best temple in Kyoto. Kyomizudera.! location is on the valley near Higashiyama area. best view while in autumn.

Thank GilangMagrial
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Really nice place. A lot of people, of course. The fall Japanese maples are simply amazing, despite the cloudy weather.

Thank Ming G
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited here in winter and it was jam packed with like-minded tourists there to catch a glimpse of the beautiful temple grounds. Check out the side streets after you're done walking around the temple complex for ice-cream and souveniers. Easily accessible by bus and it's...More

Thank Gymrat76
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17 September 2017|
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Response from JBs312 | Reviewed this property |
If the famous shot of the balcony is what you are wanting to see, 24torus’s photo says it all. We were unaware and were thus disappointed. I don’t know what it is like on other days of the week, but clathrate’s photo is... More
2 September 2017|
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Response from Oliver E | Reviewed this property |
It is indeed open to the public and certainly worth visiting, you will have an amazing time in Japan and enjoy planning your trip
19 August 2017|
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Response from moodyfish | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we didn't get to appreciate the temple that much due to the construction. we opted not to pay to go thru the grounds as we were pressed for time. What we did do is take a photo w the construction and then walked thru the... More