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Kiyomizu-dera Temple

1-294 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Higashiyama, 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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1-294 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Higashiyama, Kyoto 605-0862, Kyoto Prefecture
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"under renovation"
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"kyoto city"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Seen one temple, you've seen 'em all. It is picturesque and the street leading up to it is full of little shops.

Thank Danny S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It was hot and humid in the afternoon of summer July 17, 2018. Still there was a lot of tourists. But due to the heat, all we wanted to do was take pictures and leave. It was also the day of Gion festival and we...More

Thank mcmina
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went to visit Kiyomizu Temple during the heat wave. The walk was long, but it was very interesting with lots of restaurants, food and drink venders and souvenir shops along the way. Kiyomuzu temple is under renovation currently and you can only see about...More

Thank Nicole S
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This temple was a runner-up for one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. We have now officially been to 20 of the 21! It was a bit disappointing that it is being renovated but that happens. There are plenty of smaller temples to...More

Thank Sus C
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You must visit the Kiyomizu-dera Temple. It was one of my favorites and the setting is gorgeous! We walked from the temple to the little red pagoda. Many picture opportunities.

Thank TerLem
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Many places in Kyoto was better 10 years ago. This is one of them. It's simply too crowded and not interesting any more. A real shame.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The street leading up to the temple are lined with souvenir shops and eateries. This temple covers a lot of ground. There are lots of steps but handicapped ramps are available. The main temple is under restoration so there isn't a lot to see there...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good to do early in the morning. We went v late as a result if my 8 year old. Very very crowded but once you reach on top it's a stunning view.

Thank ansavl
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge area and park walking grounds , many temples/shrines/pagodas/bell towers , walkways/lakes this place has it all , you are going to need plenty of time to get around all this , but well worth the time and effort , get the bus from the...More

Thank mickknap
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Still lovely to visit the site but most of the temple was covered as it was being renovated. The walk to get there was scenic and interesting even in the heat. The view was worth it.

Thank Angelba
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Kinko J
15 July 2018|
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Response from petrobich | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. But Kiyomizudera is under renovation now. Unfortunately the whole temple is covered with construction sheet. The view from Kiyomizdera is fantastic. But as of now I would recommend Ginkakuji.
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brittanykam
15 June 2018|
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Response from Dutchtraveller007 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there was as I took the bike myself, it is near the parking lot for private cars and after the parking lot you have a small walk up the old street up to the temple entrance. On the map it might be south west located of... More
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Vica A
30 April 2018|
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Response from GelatoSF | Reviewed this property |
We just went there in April and had fun taking pictures and doing all of the activities mentioned in my review. The construction part did not take away from our experience. This temple was the most 'fun' one (hitting the... More
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