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Kiyomizu - dera Temple

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Established in 778, this temple has continuously attracted worshippers from among the populace since the Heian Period as "Kiyomizu-Kannon." The temple contains buildings from the 15th to 17th centuries, including Jishu - jinja Shrine. The Main Hall (Hondo), built in the "stage" style, is noted for its beautiful background scenery which changes with the four seasons - including the cherry blossoms and greenery of spring, and the leaves of autumn. Built atop a precipice, the main hall, which is a National Treasure, is famous as the "Kiyomizu Stage" - affording a magnificent view of the city below. The temple precincts contain fifteen buildings designated as Important Cultural Properties, including the inner Temple (Okunoin), Amida Buddha Hall (Amidado), and the three-tiered pagoda.

Address :
1-chome, Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City
Telephone :
Access :
Take city bus to Kiyomizumichi or Gojozaka, then 10 min walk
Open :
6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Fee :
General: 300 yen
Elementary and Junior High School Students: 200 yen

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