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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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What an amazing place! A UNESCO World Heritage site.

This temple was one of 20 finalist for the classification of the new seven wonders of the world. It is nestle in the mountains of Kyoto and was originally founded as a temple in... read more

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This temple was one of 20 finalist for the classification of the new seven wonders of the world. It is nestle in the mountains of Kyoto and was originally founded as a temple in the year 778 AD. The building you get to visit has been standing there since 1633 and as large as it is, the building does not... More 

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Cremorne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Kyoto is a city of thousands of Temples and Shrines dedicated to Buddhism and Shintoism equally. This is another stunning example of Japanese religious architecture that endures through the centuries. As with any such places be prepared for crowds in all seasons.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'd been looking forward to visiting Kyoto and Kiyomizu Temple since I saw a picture of the temple, its "dancing stage" and the view of Kyoto on a travel brochure many years ago. I was able to find the exact place from which that picture was taken (albeit without the sakura flowers or autumn leaves) and it absolutely lived up... More 

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We went here early, but it was already really crowded. The temples were nice, but not that different from others I've seen.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Take so many pictures here and especially there this shrine up in kiyomizu that has a love stone. Totally recommend to check it out. So fun and so many charms to purchase for good luck and souvenirs. FYI the structure is under renovation, but still it should not be missed!

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Stockton, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were misinformed as to how far away this temple was from where we were staying, so our walk took us until 30 minutes before closing to arrive. However, the temple was beautiful and the sunset was fantastic. It was somewhat crowded, but that's to be expected. Overall, it was a nice experience and the placards do a decent job... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you were lucky enough to be here at the peak of fall (around the end of November). Then you get to see one of the most beautiful views in your whole life. I can't emphasize enough how beautiful it was. I have never seen leaves this red in my life. I was just there gazing at the beautiful nature... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was nice and fantastic experience for us .but it was quite crowded , that is not good but as a whole , that is really nice for us !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Although many people tout the view of the city from the veranda, I would say that's probably my least favorite part. While the temple. It's great to just walk to the temple and to the pagoda across the way. Also don't miss the "waterfall" from which you can drink in hopes that it brings good luck! We were actually able... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Kiyomizu-dera temple has lots of picturesque areas for you to offer, that you might forget you are inside a temple. This place is how you imagined Kyoto to be. Very traditional, but not old. Definitely a must visit!

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