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Address: 1-294 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0862, Kyoto Prefecture
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This most-visited temple in Kyoto was built to honor Kannon, the goddess of...

This most-visited temple in Kyoto was built to honor Kannon, the goddess of mercy. It's beautiful hillside location offers spectacular views of the city and valley below.

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The temple was under renovation at the time of our visit. Otherwise it was a beautiful sight. Very crowded during Golden Week.

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Los Angeles, California
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The temple was under renovation at the time of our visit. Otherwise it was a beautiful sight. Very crowded during Golden Week.

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I was told that there was no nails involved in building the temple. Amazing. The temple was under restoration when we visited in late mid May. Still, you can still have a great view of the place.

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Amongst the less popular shrines in the area, this was the most touristy and overrated. Every other location had less tourist and was way more enjoyable. I personally found photo opportunities here extremely disruptive. Whilst other locations might also be crowded, they really weren't as bad. I would personally avoid this location and spend more time in others.

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I went there via the public transport which is the bus. Very convenient. The signs are clearly indicate there to walk towards the temple as there are other temples as well. The alley leading to the temple is amazing! Food and traditional hand crafts are all a feast for the eye! Upon reaching the temple I was disappointed as part... More 

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Do let me clarify. This is one impressive temple each must visit in Kyoto. Unfortunately, while we were there on 20 April 2017, the main temple was under maintenance work though we could still visit the inside halls/hallways. I believe the preservation in progress will not be completed until 2020, if not mistaken. But no doubt we could still visualize... More 

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Must see when visiting Kyoto. Beautiful views of the city - we were there early morning and it was crowded but still enjoyable.

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I went there during the special evening sakura viewing time, i was able to see the great city view from the temple, and it's amazing! But visiting at night didn't give me much idea of how the temple actually looks, so i'll definitely go again sometime soon during the day time!!

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This temple is definitely worth seeing. Also, there's a way you can visit inside the temple in the lower part to make a wish (makes more sense than the way it sounds!)....definitely do that part! And there's plenty of shopping and restaurants in the area.

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We walked up Matsubara dori and dropped into the many small shops that line the street. By 10:00 am it was already very crowded but we were visiting during Golden week. The temple grounds are interesting to explore. The main hall is undergoing restorations and is covered with scaffolding. Be sure to go down to the underground Tainai-Meguri. Pay 100... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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Beautiful temple, we visited in the evening when it was all lit up! Was definitely a must see if viewing when the autumn leaves are at their best!

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