You wouldn’t like to miss world heritage Kiyomizu-
In this page, I am sharing my holiday experience and things you can do around the temple.
How much time Do I need for Kiyomizu-dera temple?
Open 6am to 6pm, closing time depend on seasons
Fee 400 yen to enter the main hall
Cherry blossom late March to early April
What’s around Kiyomizu-dera temple?
I strongly recommend visiting nearby temples, shrine
Fortunately, there are lots of sightseeing destinations within walking distance. These places will make your trip more special and exciting.
The sightseeing walk we did and recommend
So this is what we did when we went to Kiyomizu-dera temple.
In this walk, there are other shrines and temples to visit, old and lovely street to walk and little shops you can get street food and souvenir.
It takes nearly all your afternoon and probably most of your energy as the big walk partly includes up and down the hill which is pretty tiring! But I do recommend to check out not as famous temples because they are as special as Kiyomizu-dera temple or/and Golden temple.
Traditional Kyoto looking tiny street along creek is not busy like other places near by. That makes the street is the great place to get a good photos.
The main street of Gion district where restaurant, traditional cafe called Cha-ya and Izakaya are. You might see Geishas walking around here.
Good size, not crowded zen buddhist temple from 1202. You can enter the tea house as well as the main hall. The traditional style tea house is very pretty and you can access the garden and it is full of old art includes Japanese national treasure of the wind and thunder gods screen.
Also a perfect place to take your
Open 10am to 5pm, 4.30pm in Nov to Feb
Fee 500 yen to enter the main hall and tea room
Photo by 京都フリー写真素材
Famous for its lovely garden, the temple was founded by Kodai-in, known as Nene, who was a wife of Tiyotomi Hideyoshi, one of the most important samurai in Japanese history.
We didn’t go inside. Yes, we were pretty exhausted after walking around the area after walked all the way from the hotel we were staying.
Open 9am to 5.30pm
Fee 600 yen to enter the main hall and tea room
Ninen-zaka and Sannei-zaka Streets
The street to follow to get to Kiyomizu-dera temple is full of street food, souvenir shops and tourists! Always fun to try some sample food they offer in front of shops.