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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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The old Dame of Kyoto is being overrun by tourists

Beautiful fall foliage spots, but unfortunately, it's being overrun by crowded busloads of tourists, some of whom lack the basic manners (you know who you are). Very beautiful... read more

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sf bay area
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful fall foliage spots, but unfortunately, it's being overrun by crowded busloads of tourists, some of whom lack the basic manners (you know who you are). Very beautiful sceneries throughout the temple, with a couple of good spots for a quick rest and ramen or hot tofu

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I went there with very low expectations and, oh boy, was I wrong. The place is so beautiful and tranquil. I stayed there several hours and enjoyed every minute. You can take a million great photos and enjoy the atmosphere. Also, I highly recommend walking from there on foot to Yasaka shrine, you can use Google maps.

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A walk uphill to the temple is worth the effort ; plenty of local goodies and souvenir along the way. It's crowded even in winter by local and overseas tourist but it's worth an experience. You may be able to see some activities going on while there as the temple is still in use.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kiyomizu-dera Temple was on the top of our list for places to visit in Kyoto. It's probably the same for everyone else as the place was packed even quite early in the morning! Luckily it was a beautiful sunny day and the orange structures shimmered under a bright blue sky! There was a lot of renovation work going on so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this beautiful setting on our day off on our recent Journeys to the East Autumn Leaves tour. We combined it with visits to two other sites, catching taxis. There were crowds of people but this didn't spoil the experience in any way. The views over the valley, with magnificent autumn colours were wonderful. Catching taxis from venue to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely delightful evening visit. Open 1-4 dec for the autumn leaves and spectacular evening. Temples are huge, walk ways were marvellous. Photos speak for themselves.

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Caerleon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Pretty touristy but actually pretty amazing when you look past the thousands of selfie sticks. You can go into a pitch-black tunnel and get re-born as you come out the other side too (we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into with that!). Lots of steps to climb though so reserve for a day when it's not so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the 3 best sites I visited. It can be reached by the Number 100 bus. We tried walking there from the Gion area. Forget that. It's too far. Ending up taking a taxi up there but, the bus back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited it recently during night illumination with autumn colours. 400 yen for what must be the best view in town. Yes, you do have to hike for it , so it is a workout but you are truly rewarded on some of these views. Crowded as expected but every where you look is amazing. You get to see the kyoto... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I won't lie: It's a heck of a walk to get up to KMD Temple...and it's worth it! Even the crowds, which were 10 deep at the best spots for photos, were not an issue; you have to get up there and see this, period! Hire a Rickshaw if you must; do not miss this. NOTE: I understand MUCH of... More 

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