Kyoto Kiyomizudera Temple: When is the Best Time to Visit?

Kiyomizudera Temple: One of the Oldest and the Most Historical Buildings in Japan

Visit one of the oldest and most historical buildings in Japan! Kiyomizudera temple was originally built in 778 and still fascinates us with the legendary landscape and the beautiful complex.

Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺), the official name is Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera (音羽山清水寺) is a Buddhist temple in eastern Kyoto. The temple was originally built in 778 and it’s part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto UNESCO World Heritage site since 1994. It’s one of the most popular tourist sights in Kyoto. The temple is known for the main hall with a large wooden terrace with a great overlook view of Kyoto city.

In each season the temple shows us different faces. The trees grow green during summer and the snow covers them in winter time. If you wish to see something more exclusive, visit there for light ups which are usually held during cherry blossom time(end March to early April) and autumn leaves time (mid Nov to early Dec). Enjoy the magnificent view of the temple all year around! 🙂

Kiyomizurera Temple (清水寺)


Address: 1-294 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ward, Kyoto

Nearest Station: 10 minutes by bus from Kyoto station (№100,206)

Hours: 06:00 to 18:00

Fee: 400 yen

Official Website:

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