Kiyomizu-dera, 'Pure Water Temple' in Kyoto 清水寺

Kiyomizu-dera Temple, a must-see in Kyoto

Kiyomizu-dera is a very popular place to visit for visitors who want to discover Kyoto's history. Built on a hillside in the Higashiyama district, east of the city, it offers fantastic views of Kyoto. Since 1994 this temple has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

The Main Pavilion of Kiyomizu-dera

The main pavilion, or Hondo, stands on a wooden platform mounted on stilts at a height of two meters above the precipice. 

The panorama encompasses the city of Kyoto, magnified by the heights, the abundant vegetation in the area, it is especially beautiful in spring when the cherry blossoms or autumn, when the maple leaves glow

Rest assured, rails protect the unwary from a fall that, according to legend, had many lovers succumb seeing a consecration of their passion. It was not, however, in most cases fatal, because the shrubbery broke their fall.

Plan du Kiyomizu-dera (Tokyo), de la porte Deva à la cascade Otowa.

Plan du Kiyomizu-dera (Tokyo), de la porte Deva à la cascade Otowa.

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Kiyomizu-dera

Le Kiyomizu-dera en automne

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Address, timetable & access

  • Address

  • Phone

    +81(0)75 551 1234
  • Timetable

    Gojo-zaka or Kiyomizu-michi stations of bus lines No. 100, 202, 206 and 207.
  • Price

    300 yen for adults and 200 yen for children in normal times. For special opening night, 400 yen for adults and 200 yen for children.
    Entrance Hall to do Zuigu price: 100 yen.
  • Access

    open every day from 6:00 to 6:00 p.m.. During the opening evening, the temple opens at 6:30 p.m. ET closes 21 hours 30. It is open all night New Year.
  • Website

    http://www.kiyomizudera.or.jp/en/

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