Have your wishes granted at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, an independent Buddhist temple and World Heritage Site dating back to 1633. Constructed during the Heian period, the main temple and its famous stage were built without using nails. From the stage, look out onto the treetops below and the view of Kyoto in the distance. In the temple complex, drink from the three streams of the Otowa waterfall, whose waters are believed to have wish-granting powers. At the Jishu shrine to the god of love and matchmaking, try to walk between two stones with your eyes closed: those who are successful will also successfully find love. To visit Kiyomizu-dera Temple and other attractions in Kyoto, use our Kyoto day trip app .
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple Reviews
何回もお参りさせて頂いていますが、今回は修復工事中で、足場が組まれていますが、昔ながらの工法だと思いますので、これも良いですね。 着物姿の方が多く、きちんと着付けされている感じでで、素晴らしいことだと思います。特に外国の方は着物姿のとき、不便なことがいろいろあるかもしれませんが、日本の文化を楽しんで頂いているようで、こちらも嬉しくなります。 more »I have visited many times, but this time it is in the restoration work, and the scaffold is assembled, but I think that it is an old-fashioned method, and this is also good. I think it's great because there are a lot of people in kimono sit well and they are well dressed. Especially for foreigners, there may be many inconveniences when wearing kimonos, but they seem to enjoy Japanese culture, and this makes them happy.
Please put it in your "Must-do" list. Travel to Kyoto, you can't miss this temple. Best time to visit during Spring or Auturm. What a pity the main Hall is under renovation until 2020. more »
Not particularly my favorite shrine in the area, mainly because how busy it was with tourists and you had to pay to get in. Also, the building was horded and under construction so that took away from it. I will say that the view of the city is fantastic and it does offer a great vantage point. The walk up through the small streets and shops was more memorable.
Maybe I'm just a fat American but if you're going to take anything from this review it should be this...... TAKE A CAB! We thought we was cute and decided to bike to this temple. Worst idea. Not only were we walking but we were also pushing a bike uphill too. The entire road to this beautiful temple is all uphill. Then when you get there. ...BOOM stairs. Jeez. Opens at 6am. We went around that time and watched the sun rise. I recommend. This is a great starting point for your day of temple hopping. Come here then you can hit up the imperial palaces after. We went during off season so it was empty but I can see why this place can get packed. An absolutely beautiful temple, on top of some gigantic mountain, and for a few hundred Yen. Well worth it.
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