Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Well known for its “Kiyomizu-no-butai” veranda, which juts out of the side of a mountain, Kiyomizu-dera Temple was founded in 778 by the high priest Enchin. The main hall (national treasure), with its stage-like architecture, protrudes over a cliff and offers a magnificent view of the Kyoto cityscape. The beauty of the backdrop changes over the seasons, including the cherry blossoms and new green leaves of spring, and the colors of the foliage in autumn. There are many cultural assets in the temple precincts, including the Okuno-in and Amida-do (both important cultural properties).


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