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Address: 1-294 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0862, Kyoto Prefecture
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This most-visited temple in Kyoto was built to honor Kannon, the goddess of...

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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Kiyomizu-dera Temple is one of the "must-see" places in the Kyoto Prefecture. It gets its voluminous amount of hype for a reason. You'll like it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Kiyomizu-dera Temple is one of the "must-see" places in the Kyoto Prefecture. It gets its voluminous amount of hype for a reason. You'll like it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just walk up the small shopping streets til you will get to the entrance. Try to visit this temple before sun set. The temples are illumintaed and offer spectacular views.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I did not manage to clim the stairs because I don't know that it will be a very long walk from the main road. Trust me, better take a taxi until the drop off point (maximum cars can get in) and walk from that point up (also still a long walk). But I like it there, seeing the autumn views,... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This temple is close to the Yasaka Shrine, just walking distance. And you can pass the higashiyama district / walking course which is full of traditional japanese alley and store. worth to visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Perched high above Higashiyama, Kiyomizu temple is a spectacular sight any time of the year. Try the strong man challenge at the entrance and then admire the view.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

we took a ride in a taxi to this site and while it is a walk still, we enjoyed seeing it... beautiful and worth the treck

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited on an extremely cold day in late December. Even without the foliage, this is a beautiful place. The architecture of the buildings and location on the side of the hill make for a wealth of photographic opportunities. Truly beautiful!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

this is one of the most amazing temples i have ever been to. put on some comfortable shoes and get ready for this amazing enchanting experience. the Otowa waterfall in the main hall where there are 3 streams of water, and you have to use a cup with long stick to drink "magical" water. once you hike up to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Would recommend checking this out as a must-see area along with Gion. You could possibly even hit up Fushimi Inari shrine and come here afterwards. There is a lot of up hill walking so beware if you've already been walking a lot. The view is gorgeous and the temples around this area are also beautiful. The best part were the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Even must walk quite far and up ........ but this is a good temple ........ and also have some store near that ........

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