Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Higashiyama Area

About Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Kiyomizu-dera Temple is a Buddhist temple located in the Higashiyama area of Kyoto, Japan. It was founded in 778 and is one of the oldest and most famous temples in Japan. The temple is known for its stunning architecture, including the Main Hall which was built without the use of nails. Kiyomizu-dera is also famous for its beautiful views of the city of Kyoto from its veranda, which is 13 meters above the ground.

The temple is open from 6am to 6pm daily, and admission costs 400 yen for adults and 200 yen for children. Visitors can explore the temple grounds, which include several halls and pagodas, as well as a waterfall that is said to have healing powers.

Getting to Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Kiyomizu-dera Temple is located in the Higashiyama area of Kyoto, and can be reached by bus or train. The closest train station is Kiyomizu-Gojo Station, which is a 20-minute walk from the temple. Alternatively, visitors can take bus number 100 or 206 from Kyoto Station to the Kiyomizu-michi bus stop, which is a 10-minute walk from the temple.

  • Address: 294 Kiyomizu 1-chome, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0862, Japan
  • Latitude: 34.9948° N
  • Longitude: 135.7850° E

Tips for Visiting Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Here are some tips to help you make the most of your visit to Kiyomizu-dera Temple:

  • Wear comfortable shoes, as there are many stairs and steep slopes to climb.
  • Visit early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid crowds.
  • Take your time and enjoy the beautiful scenery and architecture.
  • Try the water from the Otowa waterfall, which is said to have different benefits depending on which stream you drink from.
  • Visit during cherry blossom season (late March to early April) or autumn foliage season (late November to early December) for stunning views.