Kyoto Temple – Kiyomizudera

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.

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There were some flowers but not much.

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There were restaurants inside the complex that served traditional food.

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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.

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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.


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