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The Kiyomizu-dera on Mt Otowa is an 8th century Buddhist temple dedicated to Senju-Kannon. It is part of the 'Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)' that are a UNESCO World Heritage Site for their contribution to the evolution of architecture and garden design between the 8th and 17th centuries. The Hondo (Main Hall) has the shrine of the Eleven Headed and Thousand Armed Kannon Bodhisattva, as well as the Kiyomizu Stage, a large veranda that extends out over the hillside and offers great views over Kyoto. Another popular shrine here is the Jishu-jinja, which has 2 "love stones" positioned 18m apart between which visitors must walk with their eyes closed to find true love.



About Kiyomizu Temple

 294 Kiyomizu 1-chome, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0862, Japan

 Nearest Transit: Misasagi (Line: Tozai)

 +81 75-551-1234

Kiyomizu Temple and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile

Chion-in(1.3 km)
Chion-in is the sacred headquarters of the Jodoshu sect founded by priest Honen in 1175.

Eikandō Temple

Eikandō Temple(2.4 km)
The Eikan-do Temple is the headquarters of the Seizan branch of the Jōdoshū Buddhist sect, and features an unusual wooden statue of the Amida Buddha, Mikaeri Amida, that looks to the right rather than facing forward.

Heian Shrine

Heian Shrine(2.4 km)
The Shinto Heian Shrine was built in 1895 to commemorate the 1100th anniversary of Heian-kyo (Kyoto).

Higashi Otani Mausoleum

Higashi Otani Mausoleum(0.8 km)
The Higashi Otani Mausoleum contains the mortal remains of priest Shinran Shonin, the founder of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism.

Hosomi Art Museum

Hosomi Art Museum(1.7 km)
The Hosomi Art Museum showcases Japanese religious art from all periods of history, sourced from local temples and shrines.

Kodai-ji Temple

Kodai-ji Temple(0.7 km)
The Kodai-ji Temple was built in 1606 in the memory of Toyotomi Hideyoshi and his wife Nene by Tokugawa Ieyasu.


Koun-ji(2.6 km)
The Kounji Temple is known for its shakkei gardens which frame the Higashiyama hills.

Kenninji Temple

Kenninji Temple(1.2 km)

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