Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Presiding halfway up Otowa Mountain in the eastern part of Kyoto City, Kiyomizu-dera (the temple of clear water) is a Buddhist temple founded in 778. In 1994, it was registered on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List as one of the Historic Monuments of Kyoto.

In Kiyomizu-dera complex, the two most famous places of the temple are the Main Hall and Kiyomizu Stage, which is the veranda of the Main Hall.





1-294 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku (In Japanese: 東山区清水1-294)


Admission Fee


Yes. 300 Yen/ adult 6AM-around 6PM (depending on Sunset time) 7 Days a week


Getting There


From JR Kyoto Station
Take Kyoto City Bus #100 or #206 to either Gojo-zaka or Kiyomizu-michi Stop
Follow signs and walk to Kiyomizu-dera temple
Takes about 10-15 minutes (by walk) from bus stop




• Depending on season go at sunrise, sunset, or at evening for stunning views. At sunset or in the evening this place is more crowded than Sunrise or in early morning