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Kiyomizudera temple

Kiyomizudera temple

The Kiyomizudera temple, located in the city of Kyoto, is a Buddhist temple famous for its impressive architecture and its historical and cultural importance. Built in 778, Kiyomizudera is one of the most emblematic temples in Japan. Its name means “temple of pure water” and refers to the sacred waterfall that flows in its grounds.

Well known for its stage, which extends into the valley and provides a panoramic view of the city, this temple is a popular tourist attraction, appreciated by visitors and locals alike.

As of 1994, the Kiyomizudera has been included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


There are several ways to get to Kiyomizudera temple in Kyoto:

A common option is to take the public bus. From Kyoto station, you can take bus number 100 or 206 and get off at the Kiyomizu-michi stop. From there, the temple is about a 10-15 minute walk.

You can also use the Kyoto sightseeing bus, known as the “East Temple Route“, which includes a stop near the temple.

If you rather walk, you can enjoy a pleasant stroll of 25 minutes or so from Kyoto Station to the temple, following the signs and enjoying the charming streets of Higashiyama.

(It is advisable to consult updated public transportation schedules and maps prior to your visit to ensure a smooth arrival).


The Kiyomizudera goshuin is 300 ¥.

Opening Hours

The temple is open every day from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.

(On certain days during the summer, closing hours are extended to 18:30 and until 21:00, during the night illumination).

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