Kyoto must-visit | 6 must-see spots in the world cultural heritage "Kiyomizu Temple". Night Maple. Cherry Blossom Season. 2021 New Refurbishment Completion Status

Last update date: 2022-06-18

Kiyomizu TempleandBeishan Luyuan Temple (Golden Pavilion Temple),Arashiyama Tenryu Templeis equivalent toThe most famous places of interest in KyotoThere are many pilgrims or tourists who come to worship all year round. In addition, Kiyomizu-dera Temple is also juxtaposed with Ishiyama-ji Temple (Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture), Hase-ji Temple (Sakurai City, Nara Prefecture) and other temples. It has been known as the temple of Shibong Kannon since ancient times. (A tour of 33 Kannon temples in the Kansai region) The 16th temple. It has frequently appeared in Japanese literature since the Heian period. In 1994, Kiyomizu-dera Temple established itself as aCultural properties of the ancient capital of Kyotopart, listed toWorld Heritagemiddle.
Kiyomizu-dera Temple has just been renovated in 2021, and the entireKiyomizu Templewithin the monasterySix must-visit popular attractions: Niwang Gate,triple tower,Kiyomizu Temple Main Hall,Shimizu Stage,Landlord ShrineandOtowa Falls, be sure to collect it so that you won't have to come again next time.

Kiyomizu-dera Temple is the oldest temple in Kyoto, and it is also a World Heritage Site. The amazing thing about Kiyomizu-dera Temple's architecture is that the temple was built without a single nail, and the structure is very ingenious. Kiyomizu-dera Temple is not only a quiet and elegant temple to visit, there are many Japanese-style wooden paths, snack shops, souvenir shops, etc. on the road near Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

Attractions near Kiyomizu TempleHaveNienizaka&Sananzaka,Yasaka Shrine,Hanami Koji,Gion Shirakawa,Kodaiji Temple.
However, if time is limited, Kiyomizu Temple recommends choosing firstFushimi Inari Taisha Shrine,Nishiki Market,Golden Pavilion Temple,Arashiyama, the four strongest index attractions in Kyoto plan a day trip, you can also consider directly following the existing itinerary

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▌ Kiyomizu-dera related information

Address and Map

Address: 294 Shimizu 1-chome, Higashiyama District, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture 


  • From JR Kyoto Station or Keihan Railway Shichijo Station:
    Take bus 206 or 100, get off at "Gojozaka" and walk for about 8-10 minutes.
  • Hankyu Railway Kawaramachi Station, Keihan Railway Gion Shijo Station:
    Take bus 207, 83, 85, 87, 88, get off at "Kiyomizu Road" and walk for 10 minutes.

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Admission: 300 yen for adults, 400 yen for night visit

Opening hours

Opening Hours: 06:00-18:00 (Extended to 21:30 during spring, summer, and autumn evening visits)
(The opening hours for special worship at night vary from year to year, be sure to pay special attention again before departure! )

– Official link –

Official website:

▌ 6 must-shoot spots

Niwang Gate

When I walked through Nienenzaka and Sananzaka, the first thing I saw was Kiyomizu-dera Temple"Niwang Gate, built in the Muromachi period, an important cultural property, belonging toWife-style building, The so-called Kirizu-style roof has a longer eaves on one side, and the ridge divides the roof surface into two longitudinally. It is the most orthodox roof architectural style in Japan. burned inOnin Rebellion(1467-1477) War, rebuilt in the late 15th century, demolished and restored in 2003. The main gate of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, it is a red gate about 14 meters high with a two-story gate, also known as "Akamon

triple tower

The triple-storied pagoda is about 31 meters high. It is the symbol of Kiyomizu Temple and Kyoto Higashiyama. It is also the tallest triple-storied pagoda in Japan. It was built in the early Heian period (847). The current appearance is that it was built in the 9th year of Kanei (1632), and after the disintegration in Showa 62 (1987), it was renovated and restored to the original state and enshrined the Guanyin of Zi'an, a god who blesses women with safe childbirth.

Main Hall and Shimizu Stage

The main hall is mainly dedicated to the Thousand-handed Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, praying for blessings and visiting solemnly and solemnly.Photography is prohibited inside the temple.

The Qingshui stage is most suspended on the mountain wall, supported by 139 pillars, and is famous for not using a single nail from beginning to end. There will be different scenery here in different seasons, mainly the cherry blossom season and the maple leaf season.

Landlord Shrine

There is a big "Fate" character at the entrance, praying for good luck to go to the Holy Land,Only open until 5pm, If you come to Kiyomizu Temple at night time, there is no way to come here to enjoy it. There are two head here.10 meters away from "Love Divination Stone", It is rumored that if you can close your eyes from one stone to another successfully, your love will be fulfilled.

Otowa Falls

The titles of "Golden Water" and "Life-extending Water",The order of the three springs is from left to rightrepresent,wisdom, love, longevity.

※Note: There are rumors thatOnly choose one drink, so that the wish will come true

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▌ Recommended kimono shop in Kiyomizu Temple

When it comes to experiencing Kyoto kimono,Kiyomizu Temple KimonoIt is an itinerary that must be arranged. On the way, you will see a lot of people wearing kimonos, walking in the quaint alleys and temples of Kyoto. Whether it is shopping, eating snacks, or visiting shrines, you will feel more comfortable, but everyone must rememberMake an appointment, Because there are many tourists who come to Kyoto to wear kimonos, in addition to the makeup and hair, the kimono itself is also complicated to put on and take off. The following is a few recommended for many people, which are more affordable and discounted.

– super popularKiyomizu Temple Kimono Recommendation The highest CP value

Yumekan Kimono,Four Seasons Cherry Blossom Kimono Experience,and coriander

kimono workshop

The clerk can speak Chinese
The photographer will guide the action
There is a sofa area to rest
❌ There are few kimono styles for boys

Yumekan Kimono

Over 500 Kimono styles
Friendly staff can speak Chinese
No free hair accessories and cannot be rented
It is far from Kiyomizu Temple, and there are buses and subways nearby. It is recommended to take a taxi for about 1,000 yen.

Four Seasons Cherry Blossom Kimono Experience

distanceKiyomizu TempleVery close (about 2 minutes on foot)
clerkKind and friendly Chinese
Add makeup and hair for only 1,000 yen
go out isNienizaka

and coriander

can be addedExclusive photographyorphoto tour
❤ Return timelate
Friendly service with Chinese translation
❤ CP valuereally high
PS. The grilled balls at the door are delicious

▌ Other recommended itineraries in Kyoto

Kyoto Chinese Guided Tour: Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple, Arashiyama, Kinkakuji
Kyoto One Day Tour Chinese-speaking guide|Arashiyama, Kinkaku-ji Temple, Philosopher's Way, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine

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