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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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1-294 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Higashiyama, Kyoto 605-0862, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed today

Yes the place is under renovation so you lose a great view, but this place is so iconic and historic you cannot miss it. I went nice and early so there were barely any other people around which was perfect as there are lots of...More

Thank Aycee89
Reviewed 2 days ago

From the bus stop you need to hike for 15-20 minutes to reach the temple because the temple located at the top. It's too bad that the temple still under reconstruction when we visit last February but you could still enjoy the area near the...More

Thank Pangastuti G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A big part of the temple was closed due to renovation. There is so many other temples in Kyoto so I would recommend visitors to visit other temples while this one is renovated.

Thank Randersson10
Reviewed 4 days ago

Even you cant see the main façade under reconstruction all the shrine is well worth to visit, like a continuation of the visit of the old Kyoto disctrict ( Gion), very close by. Dont forget to drink the water from the fountain .

Thank henriquemourao
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited with a private tour guide, which really helped get the most of the experience. She directed us to the most interesting and engaging parts. It was oppressively hot in Japan when we visited, so we all enjoyed catching water at the waterfall (kids...More

Thank lwaverill
Reviewed 6 days ago

I visited this temple complex on a day trip to Kyoto from Osaka, and was so glad I did. No photos really do it justice, and I found myself audibly gasping more than once during my visit. Though the front temple is very beautiful in...More

Thank Rosalinde T
Reviewed 6 days ago

Modest admission fee of 400 yen. Even with the construction and crowds, the view is amazing. Make sure to wander through the side streets that lead up to and around the temple.

Thank andrewhanhy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic place. Only problem was everyone else must have thought the same. So crowded. We had a good day and my 4 year old enjoy it too.

Thank Sam N
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was under construction at the time however the views were beautiful over looking Kyoto, we just passed through. But again if you're just site sighting, I would recommend passing through.

Thank Ezekiel S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our 2nd time visiting this temple since our last trip in 🇯🇵. The place is still magnificent but under renovation. The pagoda is also worth a short walk to visit. The chimes are nice to hear and instagrammable. The temple is a popular...More

Thank Beatitudesooi
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Celine L
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Response from NetaVee | Reviewed this property |
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Response from Dutchtraveller007 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there was as I took the bike myself, it is near the parking lot for private cars and after the parking lot you have a small walk up the old street up to the temple entrance. On the map it might be south west located of... More