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Kiyomizu-dera Temple

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Sanjusangendo Temple

Both are highly recommended by writers. Overall, Kiyomizu-dera Temple ranks significantly higher than Sanjusangendo Temple. Kiyomizu-dera Temple comes in at #1 in Kyoto with recommendations from 5 sources including Michelin Guide, Fodor's and Frommer's.

Both are highly recommended by writers. Overall, Kiyomizu-dera Temple ranks significantly higher than Sanjusangendo Temple. Kiyomizu-dera Temple comes in at #1 in Kyoto with recommendations from 5 sources including Michelin Guide, Fodor's and Frommer's.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Kyoto
location

Mt. Otowa, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

endorsements
  • 5 endorsements
  • 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 →

  • 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 →

  • 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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85
#11 in Kyoto

657 Sanjusangendo Mawaricho, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0941

  • 4 endorsements
  • 68

    Atlas Obscura

    1001 carved statues of the Buddhist God of Mercy, each with a unique face.  Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    One of Kyoto's most awe-inspiring spectacles, this 400-foot-long hall holds 1,000 golden statues of the many-limbed Kannon. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    One of the most visually stunning sights I've seen in a Japanese temple. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet

    This superb temple’s name refers to the 33 sanjūsan (bays) between the pillars of this long, narrow building. Full Review →

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