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“Spoiled by scaffolding!”

Kiyomizu-dera Temple
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Kimono and Yukata Experience in Kyoto
Ranked #3 of 1,375 things to do in Kyoto
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Our first sight in Kyoto and first temple - not a great experience. Badly signed, difficult to navigate within the temple grounds. Still had to pay full price. I had read the previous reviews and knew about the scaffold, should have stayed away.

Thank ololg
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Yes it's under construction and yes the streets are crowded on the way up but don't let that put you off. It's a beautiful temple above the city. Once you're inside the crowds spread out a bit. The womb is a unique experience ...it's just to the left after you enter...look for the people putting their shoes in bags and disappearing downstairs. Waterfall cleansing water is fun to do. Wander around and enjoy the beauty. I highly recommend visiting during night illumination. I noticed a lot of things when they were illuminated that I never fully appreciated before.

Thank laurelee36
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

As an outsider, I didn't realise much of what this all means but the grounds are magnificent as are the buildings dotted around. The main structure is huge and under renovation, but is still worth a visit.

It's busy as it is an important local attraction, so you need to be prepared.

Thank rama1
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This amazing sight with its incredible wooden supported areas that show the limits of what can be built with wood is currently covered. Usually a must see but check that renovation works are completed, if not I would avoid as there are so many other places to visit

Thank Bernhard P
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Quaint peaceful temple until a thousands of crowds appeared. It was under renovation too. Didn’t really enjoyed this place. But it was worth to see the cherry blossoms bloom alongside the entrance. Crowds are a turn offs!

Thank BackpackJym
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