Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Kiyomizu-dera Temple is one of the best places to travel in Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. Here're guides for attractions, hours, access, map, spots nearby, and photos of Kiyomizu-dera Temple posted by Japanese travelers in the know.

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Kiyomizu Temple, an unmissable spot for sightseeing in Kyoto. During the special honor of visiting held three times in a year, the blue light goes through the sky in Kyoto. This light, they says, expresses the mercy of Kwannon.

Kiyomizu Temple has a history more than 1200 years. Obviously, this temple is one of the most famous tourist spots in Kyoto. The wooden huge stage of Kiyomizu is impressive, and, please don't miss the Three Storied Pagoda and Niou Gate in front of the entrance, which are also beautiful.

A Japanese saying, leap down from a stage of Kiyomizu (means a leap in the dark to do something) was derived from here. You can see the fine view of the city.