Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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Atlas Obscura

A shrine contains nearly 200 statues of the Buddhist deity Jizo, dressed in bibs by parents who have lost a child.  Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

Pilgrims have climbed Higashiyama's cobblestone streets lined with tea shops and craft vendors to this gorgeous mountainside temple for centuries. Full review →

Take off your shoes before descending the stairway for a metaphoric journey into the soul

Frommer's 34

This is Higashiyama-ku's most famous temple, known throughout Japan for the grand views afforded from its main hall. Full review →

Ask for the English-language pamphlet and be sure to take the ultimate test: On the shrine's grounds are two "love-fortune telling" stones placed 9m (30 ft.

Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

A buzzing hive of activity perched on a hill overlooking the basin of Kyoto, Kiyomizu-dera is one of Kyoto's most popular and most enjoyable temples Full review →


Michelin Guide 55

Dedicated to merciful Kannon, Kiyomizu-dera dates back to the 8C, although the current buildings date from the 17C Full review →

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