Japan, Kyoto Guide (B): Kiyomizudera Temple Tour in Kyoto

Kiyomizudera Temple Tour in Kyoto
One of the mainstream tourists spots that you can’t avoid to visit while you’re in Kyoto, is Kiyomizudera temple, in Higashiyama district. Specially for photography addicts. Wander around the streets of Higashiyama towards Kiyomizudera temple, and take your time to delight your senses and camera skills during the visit.

Kiyomizudera temple main hall with views of Kyoto.

How to get there

From Kyoto station, take the bus number 100 or 206 and drop off at Kiyomizu-michi stop. From there, only thing left is to walk, just need to follow the signs and people going uphill.
It might be a bit tiring, or even exhausting on a hot summer day to walk around Higashiyama on the way to Kiyomizudera. Can take around 10 to 20 minutes uphill, depending on your pace and the number of tourists wandering around the streets. Leave the shopping for your way back after the visit, as it is most probably you’ll take the same way.

Matsubara street towards Kiyomizudera, Kyoto.

Kiyomizudera temple complex entrance, Kyoto.

Komainu guardian to Kiyomizudera temple complex, Kyoto.

As of 2016 and coming years, Kiyomizudera temple has been under many renovation stages. Because it is being done step by step, the impact on the visit is not as troublesome as it seems. Still, don’t be surprised if one of the buildings is covered, under renovation.

Kiyomizudera temple complex entrance, Kyoto.

Kiyomizudera

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Guide Name: Kiyomizudera Temple Tour in Kyoto
Guide Location: Japan » Kyoto
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Kiyomizudera temple   Jishu shrine   Yasaka shrine  
Author: Josep Bautista
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