【Kyoto】Kiyomizu Temple

Kiyomizu Temple (清水寺, kiyomizu-dera) is a standout amongst the most prominent sanctuaries in Kyoto. Kiyomizu Temple was built up in 778 by minister Enchin. It is one of the most established sanctuary in Japan.

In this manner, there are numerous verifiably critical structures including National Treasures. Likewise, it is assigned as one of UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kyoto. More than 1,200 years, It was profoundly regarded as “Kiyomizu no Kannon-san.”


About Kiyomizu-dera

Found most of the way up Otowa Mountain in the eastern piece of Kyoto City, Kiyomizu-dera is a notable sanctuary that was set up in 778, even before Kyoto turned into the capital of Japan.

Since its establishment, the sanctuary has torched ordinarily. The majority of the present structures were reconstructed by the third Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu in the early Edo period (1631 to 1633). The Main Hall (Hondo) of the sanctuary is assigned as a national fortune.

The sanctuary has numerous other essential social properties including the Deva door, west entryway, three-storied pagoda and chime tower. In 1994, it was enrolled on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List as one of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto.

The two most well known spots of the sanctuary are the Main Hall, where the Eleven Headed and Thousand Armed Kannon Bodhisattva – which is popular for the force of noting supplications to God – is cherished and Kiyomizu Stage, which is the veranda of the Main Hall reached out over a

slope. Kiyomizu Stage was fabricated utilizing an extraordinary strategy; enormous 12-meter high keyaki (Japanese Zelkova) columns were amassed without utilizing a solitary nail and the floor was introduced utilizing more than 410 cypress sheets.

The View of the downtown area of Kyoto from the Stage is radiant. Kiyomizu-dera (the sanctuary of clear water) was named after Otowa Waterfall. Water from a spring in the mountain has been falling there since its establishment. Fifteen brilliantly painted lobbies and pagodas stand in its verdant regions.

The excellence of Kiyomizu-dera is upgraded by the cherry blooms and new verdure in spring and shaded leaves in harvest time. It is surely understood as a scene that speaks to Kyoto.

It would be our pleasure on the off chance that you took an ideal opportunity to visit and develop your comprehension of the Japanese culture and soul.



– Niomon entryway

Muromachi style entryway worked in late fifteenth century.

– Saimon entryway

Western Gate worked in 1631.

– Zuigudou-

Worked in 1718 for Daizuigubosatsu.

– 3 Stories Pagoda-

Initially implicit 847, and remade in 1632.

– Kyodo-

Worked in 1633.

– Kaizando-

Worked in 1633.

– Hondo-

It is the image of Kiyomizu Temple.

Current one was implicit 1633.

– The phase of Kiyomizu-

The stage for execution to Kannon.

– Kake zukuri style-

Development without nails.

– Otowa Falls-

Root of Kiyomizu Temple and its name. It a holy water for sanitization.

(reference: Kiyomizu-dera official site)

Official Site: http://www.kiyomizudera.or.jp/lang/01.html

Admission: 300 yen for adult, 200 yen for kids.
Open: 6:00 to 18:00 (close early in winter, and later in summer)


From JR Kyoto Station, use Local bus (207 city bus) to Kiyomizu michi.


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