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Address: 1-294 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0862, Kyoto Prefecture
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This most-visited temple in Kyoto was built to honor Kannon, the goddess of...

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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LONG WALK!

I did not manage to clim the stairs because I don't know that it will be a very long walk from the main road. Trust me, better take a taxi until the drop off point (maximum cars... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I did not manage to clim the stairs because I don't know that it will be a very long walk from the main road. Trust me, better take a taxi until the drop off point (maximum cars can get in) and walk from that point up (also still a long walk). But I like it there, seeing the autumn views,... More 

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Surabaya, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This temple is close to the Yasaka Shrine, just walking distance. And you can pass the higashiyama district / walking course which is full of traditional japanese alley and store. worth to visit

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Perched high above Higashiyama, Kiyomizu temple is a spectacular sight any time of the year. Try the strong man challenge at the entrance and then admire the view.

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Frisco, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we took a ride in a taxi to this site and while it is a walk still, we enjoyed seeing it... beautiful and worth the treck

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited on an extremely cold day in late December. Even without the foliage, this is a beautiful place. The architecture of the buildings and location on the side of the hill make for a wealth of photographic opportunities. Truly beautiful!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

this is one of the most amazing temples i have ever been to. put on some comfortable shoes and get ready for this amazing enchanting experience. the Otowa waterfall in the main hall where there are 3 streams of water, and you have to use a cup with long stick to drink "magical" water. once you hike up to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Would recommend checking this out as a must-see area along with Gion. You could possibly even hit up Fushimi Inari shrine and come here afterwards. There is a lot of up hill walking so beware if you've already been walking a lot. The view is gorgeous and the temples around this area are also beautiful. The best part were the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even must walk quite far and up ........ but this is a good temple ........ and also have some store near that ........

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This temple is absolutely stunning. One of the main buildings has 1300 wooden column holding the structure up, and there is not a single nail in those columns and beams.....and it was reconstructed only 350 years ago :). If you are in the area this is a must visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is a must visit tourist attraction. I was lucky enough to be there and experience snowfall and get a great Kyoto city view,

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