This temple is famous for its high and huge stage. (See the picture on left.)
We can look down Kyoto city from here and the view is terrific.
This stage has been used for Japanese traditional entertainment like Noh, Kyogen, Kabuki and Sumo.
Besides, there are a lot of shops along the street from bus stops or car parking to the gate.
They sell Japanese traditional good, sweets and etc. Shopping is also an important purpose for visitors.
"Kiyomizu" means water spring. Water spring comes out in here, so it has been holy place for people.
This temple was established in the 6th century.
It takes 15 minutes ride by bus (No.206 or No.100) from Kyoto Station. This bus line runs very often (by 5 minutes).
The destination bus stop is "Kiyomizu-michi".
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6:00 - 17:30, 18:00, 18:30 (depending on the day)
18:00 - 21:00, 21:30 (some specific periods)
80 minutes (including shopping)
Tour by Viator
Kyoto Full-Day Sightseeing Tour including Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple - $112.22
See also Sightseeing Route