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.

 

 

Address

 

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

 

Recommendation

 

• 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

 

Website

 

http://www.kiyomizudera.or.jp/lang/01.html