Kiyomizu-dera is an independent Buddhist temple in Kyoto. It was founded in the late Nara period (778) on the site of the Otowa Waterfall in the wooded hills by Enchin (延鎮), and the temple takes its name from the waterfall. “Kiyomizu” means clear water in Japanese. In 1994, the temple was added to the list of UNESCO world heritage sites.
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- Address： 1-294, Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto
- Transport： 15 minutes by city bus (Route No.206) from JR Kyoto Station, get off at either at Gojozaka Stop or Kiyomizudo Stop, then 10-minute walk.
- Admission: 300yen
- Phone： 075-551-1234
- Spring and Fall Illumination
- Hours: 18:30 to 21:30 (mid March to mid April, and mid November to early December)
- Admission: 400 yen