Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Higashiyama

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Have your wishes granted at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, an independent Buddhist temple and World Heritage Site dating back to 1633. Constructed during the Heian period, the main temple and its famous stage were built without using nails. From the stage, look out onto the treetops below and the view of Kyoto in the distance. In the temple complex, drink from the three streams of the Otowa waterfall, whose waters are believed to have wish-granting powers. At the Jishu shrine to the god of love and matchmaking, try to walk between two stones with your eyes closed: those who are successful will also successfully find love. To visit Kiyomizu-dera Temple and other attractions in Kyoto, use our Kyoto day trip app .
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  • The large deck of the main building is currently under construction but don't let this make you decide not to go. We almost skipped it when we found out it was under restoration and were so glad we di...  more »
  • Very busy tourist attraction. Tons of Chinese tour groups, one after another. Very congested, but still very beautiful. An added attraction is that so many tourists and locals dress in kimonos which g...  more »
  • Such a gorgeous location. It’s a heavy tourist area so recommend coming early morning for pictures. Amazing views from the temple of the city.  more »
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  • Đây là ngôi chùa cổ nhất ở Kyoto và được rất nhiều du khách ghé thăm mỗi năm. Nếu chỉ dạo chơi ở khu vực cổng và tòa tháp này thì bạn sẽ không phải bỏ ra một chi phí nào cả, đặc biệt vào những ngày mùa xuân hoa anh đào nở đây cũng là một địa điểm được rất nhiều người yêu thích. Để vào tham quan chính điện bạn phải mua vé vào cổng ở ngay cửa ra vào điện. Đây chính là một bảo vật của quốc gia, nơi lưu trữ những cổ vật lịch sử được để lại từ xa xưa. Đi theo con đường nhỏ để xuống núi, bạn có thể ngắm nhìn toàn bộ chính điện và quang cảnh Kyoto. Thật đáng tiếc khi không được đến đây vào mùa hoa anh đào hay mùa lá đỏ, bởi tôi chắc chắn khung cảnh đó sẽ rất tuyệt vời. Nếu là fan của truyện tranh, bạn sẽ bắt gặp hình ảnh y như trong truyện Conan nổi tiếng, khi Conan và cô bạn gái Ran của mình chụp ảnh ở đây. Con đường sẽ dẫn bạn đến thác nước chảy, ở đây mọi người xếp hàng để có cơ hội được uống những ngụm nước từ con thác Otawa với mong muốn gặp được nhiều may mắn và sức khỏe. Chỉ có khu chính điện sẽ phải mất phí khi tham quan còn những nơi khác bạn có thể tham quan hoàn toàn miễn phí. Nếu muốn tiết kiệm bạn vẫn có thể thưởng thức trọn vẹn khung cảnh Kiyomizu-dera và xếp hàng uống nước từ dòng thác, hay trải nghiệm truyền thuyết hòn đá tình yêu ở đây mà không hề mất một chi phí nào. Một lưu ý nữa dành cho các bạn là xung quanh chùa có rất nhiều địa điểm cho thuê yukata hay kimono để chụp ảnh nhé. Nếu muốn có những bức hình ấn tượng thì không nên bỏ lỡ đâu.
  • One of those beautiful temples. My favorite part is this one shrine here where you can enter into a dark room (makes you feel blind) holding on to the threads of beads for direction on one side until you get really deep inside. Feeling of being in a womb. Once you’re inside completely, a holy stone appears where you can make a wish. That’s the only dimly lit spot. But a beautiful experience overall. Wish there were fewer tourists
  • It is a beautiful shrine, with a lot of story and a lot to see! I am quite sad for not being able to look at every corner of it, since in its web page I saw different interesting locations that you can go and see... but it is really big! (Or at least it is a lot of walking). Be sure to have time so you can enjoy looking the temples, visiting the small museum which has access to like a "holy" fountain of water you can drink (I saw that in their web page), and of course, don't forget to take a lot of pictures!
  • Amazing scenery, and the street leading up to the temple was bustling with shops and tourists. It's a mix of both locals and foreigners, and definitely lots of photogenic places. It's not as crowded as other reviews say, at least in my own experience. Expect to spend around one hour there. Definitely worth a visit. A side note for people reading this review around June of 2018: the temple was under renovation when I visited in late May. A slight bummer, but I think it was still worth visiting.
  • Amazing place! The buildings are in very good conditions, the place is very clean (unnecessary to mention it since it is Japanese), there are many important and beautiful Japanese attractions. Moreover, it is considered as one of the places of World Heritage by the UNESCO. The entrance fee is 400 yens per person and you can find many souvenirs shops, restaurants and other shops just next to the entrance.
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