2017 Apr 2
- Visited: Sunday 9:30 AM
- Price: JPY 400 (~ USD 4)
- Tip: Cash only
Kiyomizudera is one of the highest-rated temples in Kyoto for its views. It reportedly has an amazing cherry blossom view but unfortunately, Kyoto cherry blossoms were opening a week late compared to last year. So all I got to see was bare trees and a temple in the midst of construction.
There were some flowers but not much.
There were restaurants inside the complex that served traditional food.
I decided to take a different path down and I came across a giant cemetery. It was an eerie, tranquil, 10-minute walk. I walked by some visitors and interestingly most of them looked cheerful.
If you aren’t visiting during cherry blossom season or autumn leaves season, then I would recommend visiting a different temple in Kyoto, because there are many more.