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Ryoanji Temple

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Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Both are endorsed by those who travel for a living. On balance, Kiyomizu-dera Temple is preferred by most reviewers compared to Ryoanji Temple. Kiyomizu-dera Temple comes in at 97 with approval from 5 reviews such as Fodor's, Michelin Guide and Lonely Planet.

Both are endorsed by those who travel for a living. On balance, Kiyomizu-dera Temple is preferred by most reviewers compared to Ryoanji Temple. Kiyomizu-dera Temple comes in at 97 with approval from 5 reviews such as Fodor's, Michelin Guide and Lonely Planet.

tripexpert score
83
#14 in Kyoto
location

13 Ryoanji Goryonoshitacho, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 616-8001

endorsements
  • 3 endorsements
  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The solemn stones set into the sand at Ryoan-ji's rock garden has become one of Japan's quintessential images. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Home to what is probably the most famous Zen rock garden in all of Japan. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    Japan’s most famous hira-niwa (flat garden void of hills or ponds) and reveals the stunning simplicity and harmony of the principles of Zen meditation. Full Review →

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97
#1 in Kyoto

Mt. Otowa, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

  • 5 endorsements
  • 6

    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 →

  • 1

    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 →

  • 2

    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 →

  • 68

    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 →

  • 11

    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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