Kiyomizu Temple Tours

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The Kiyomizu Temple is an ancient institution, dating back to 798 AD and the days of Nara. Its classic design influenced temple architecture for centuries.

The hill-top temple is a Kyoto landmark, and provides fabulous views over the city. The main hall juts out over the hillside and its tumbling waterfall, and is surrounded by gardens and shrines.

You’ll find pavilion teahouses and restaurants in the grounds, and the steeply inclining steps leading up to the temple are lined with souvenir and snack stalls.

Practical Info

Kiyomizu Temple is in the east of Kyoto, best reached by bus from Kyoto Station. The walk uphill takes around 15 minutes.

Location
Address: Kiyomizu Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0862, Japan
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Hours: 6am - 6pm every day
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Admission: ¥300
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Kyoto Cultural Forest, Shrine and Temple Tour with Options

This guided tour helps you discover lots of Kyoto’s dispersed temples, shrines, and cultural attractions in one day. You’ll save time researching and planning your trip, by having the itinerary organized for you. You’ll travel in an air-conditioned coach, and it’ll be a hassle-free day with a guarantee to skip the lines. Highlights include Kiyomizu-Dera Temple, the Inari Shrines, Sagano Bamboo Forest, and Kyoto Cultural Forest.
  • Duration: 9 to 11 hrs
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US$118,00
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  • Duration: 9 to 11 hrs
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Private Highlights of Kyoto Tour

Immerse yourself in the cultural and architectural splendor of Kyoto on this private 7-hour tour, ideal for first-time visitors. Choose from two different routes, both of which cover major Kyoto attractions including Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple, and explore the city with a personal guide. On the northwest-bound route, you’ll visit the Golden Pavilion, Nishiki Food Market, and the bamboo groves of Arashiyama Park. Alternatively, the southeast course covers the Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple, and the Gion area. Receive undivided attention from your guide on this private tour. 
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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Private Full-Day Charter including Osaka, Nara, or Kyoto from Kyoto

Depart Kyoto to see UNESCO World Heritage Sites or other top attractions in either Kyoto, Nara, or Osaka during this private tour with the flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences. Depending on your group size, you’ll ride comfortably in a climate-controlled mid-sized passenger car or a mini-van equipped with convenient Wi-Fi.
  • Duration: 8 to 10 hrs
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  • Duration: 8 to 10 hrs
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Private Tour: Kyoto Photoshoot and Sightseeing with Photographer Guide

A professional photographer documents your time in Kyoto on this private photoshoot and city tour. Walk past classic Kyoto sights such as Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka streets and Kiyomizu Temple as your photographer guide takes a mixture of posed and candid photos, handing them to you on an SD card at the end of your tour.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Kyoto Tour with a Professional Photographer

Explore Kyoto with your own photographer, and take home professional photos of you at sights such as the Nijo-jo Castle, Ryoanji Temple, and Kinkakuji Temple. Stop at Nishiki Market for lunch, and then head to the Philosopher's Walk, a picturesque canal path that's lined with cherry trees. Hear the history behind the sights as you explore, and then leave with an SD card of unedited photos to impress friends and family back home.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Private Tour: Kyoto Highlights in Full Day

Discover Kyoto’s highlights on this private day tour. It’ll be a stress-free experience with transport and admission tickets included. It’s the ideal way to make the most of your time in Kyoto, and see multiple dispersed attraction in a day. Highlights include Kinkaku-ji Temple, Nishiki Market, Gion District, and Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. There will be no language barriers as you’ll have a guide to translate. 
  • Duration: 9 hours
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One Day Tour in Kyoto Including 4 Highlights

Kyoto is the previous capital of Japan for more than one thousand years and still preserves old traditional atmosphere of Japan. In the tour you can visit must -see places of Kyoto efficiently. Kiyomizu temple, famous for its platform of the main hall projecting over a cliff, Nijo castle which was the residence of the Tokugawa family when they visited Kyoto in the Edo period, and Fushimi Inari shrine with thousands of Torii gates are all World Heritages. At Nishiki market try some traditional Japanese food. If you are lucky, you happen to see Maiko at Gion district.Please choose 2 destinations out of Activity details 3,4 ,5 and 6.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Kyoto Full-Day Sightseeing Tour including Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple

Immerse yourself in the captivating culture of Kyoto on a full-day sightseeing tour. See the tranquil Kiyomizu Temple amid its verdant surroundings; absorb the Imperial majesty of Kyoto Imperial Palace; and stroll amid the botanical beauty of Kinkaku-ji Temple. Behold the beguiling beauty of the Heian Shrine and enrich your knowledge of Kyoto’s rich historical heritage with commentary from an informative guide. Moderate levels of fitness are advisable for this tour, on which a lot of walking occurs.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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Full-Day Kyoto Private Custom Walking Tour

Take control of your Kyoto sightseeing itinerary and visit only the sights you wish to see on this private 7-hour walking tour. Ideal for first-time visitors, this tour offers you the chance to customize your itinerary and tick off numerous Kyoto attractions in only one day. Opt to visit the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji) Kyoto Imperial Palace, and Nijo Castle, or to stray from the beaten path to see an alternative side of Kyoto. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 2 to 7 hrs
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  • Duration: 2 to 7 hrs
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Kimono and Yukata Experience in Kyoto

Dress in traditional Japanese attire in this kimono and yukata experience in Kyoto. You won’t have to worry about wearing the clothing incorrectly as you’ll have a professional fitting session. Stroll around Gion, and visit nearby shrines such as Kiyomizu-dera and Heianjingu Shrine. The experience is flexible, and different time slots are offered throughout the day. You can also upgrade your experience to include makeup, and hair styling.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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5-Hour Guided Walking Tour - Walk in Kyoto, Talk in English

See a different side of Kyoto during this 5-hour off-the-beaten path walking tour covering the city’s hidden temples, shrines and shops. Gain new insight into this one-time Japanese capital as you see a side of the city few tourists ever visit. Stop by lesser-known Buddhist temples, Shinto Shrines and explore artisanal handicraft shops. An afternoon tea break is also included.Please note: This seasonal tour runs annually between March and November and the dates are subject to change.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Kyoto Afternoon Tour: Heian Shrine, Sanjusangendo, Kiyomizu Temple

Explore the intricate temples and serene gardens of Kyoto on this 4-hour guided tour visiting some of the imperial city’s most important religious and cultural sites. Check out Sanjusangendo Temple, the longest wooden structure in Japan and home more than 1000 Kannon statues, the beguiling red and green colors of Heian Shrine and the supreme views afforded from Kiyomizu Temple high above Kyoto. This excursion to Kyoto’s top temples also includes all entrance fees.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Scholar-led Kyoto Walking Tour: Shintoism and Buddhism in Japan

Investigate the fascinating Japanese religious traditions and monuments of Shintoism and Buddhism on this 3-hour, small-group walking tour of Kyoto led by a local scholar. Admire Kyoto’s most important ceremonial sites, including Yasaka Shrine, Kennin-ji Temple and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Along the way you’ll gain a newfound appreciation for Japanese religious rituals and practices, including Shintoism, a belief system indigenous to Japan, and Buddhism, which was imported from China and Central Asia. Best of all, this intimate tour, limited to just 6 guests, ensures a personalized experience.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Scholar-led Kyoto Walking Tour: Shintoism and Buddhism in Japan

Gain a newfound appreciation for the ancient Japanese practices of Buddhism and Shintoism during this 3-hour private walking tour of Kyoto with a local religious scholar. The ancient Japanese city of Kyoto, home to countless temples and centuries of religious practice, is the perfect setting for your exploration. During the course of your excursion you’ll check out the historic neighborhood of Gion, where you’ll see Yasaka Shrine and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kiyomizu-dera Temple, learning about the symbols and practices of these two Japanese religions along the way.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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7-Hour Private Kyoto Tour: Famous Temples including Golden Pavilion & Arashiyama

See a collection of Kyoto’s must-see attractions at your own pace on this convenient private day tour. You’ll visit the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji), the Arashiyama district, and many other important sites that you shouldn’t leave Kyoto without seeing. As this is a private tour, you’ll receive personalized attention and comfortable transportation all to yourself.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Kyoto Temple, Shrine, Geiko & Sake Tour

Visit ancient shrines and temples of Kyoto-- Nanzen-ji Temple, Kiyomizudera Temple, and Yasaka Shrine. Your guide shows you how to respectfully cleanse yourself and offer prayers before entering the sacred places. This small group tour includes information about each stop and history of the area going back 2,677 years. Lunch is included, and the tour ends with shopping and sake tasting in the Gion district, where you may see Geisha and Maiko (apprentice Geisha).
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Kyoto Sky: Private Helicopter Tour (15min)

[15minutes] Helicopter tour in KYOTO!!  Kyoto helicopter tour flight Ginkakuji Helicopter cruising We will visit the sights of Kyoto city by helicopter. Departing from the Kyoto Heliport, we will go back to Kyoto heliport by visiting Fushimi-Momoyama Castle, Kiyomizudera, Ginkakuji, Imperial Palace, Nijo Castle, Kyoto station and Toji.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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Exploring Kyoto - (Rakutou) East

Kyoto is known as exotic sightseeing places and numerous historic, quaint old monuments are seen all over the town. This tour covers part of Rakutou (East district) and Central district. Visiting Rakutou, Gion, Yasaka-jinja shrine, Kodai-ji temple, Kiyomizu-dera temple are the most famous sightseeing spots in Kyoto. Particularly well known for the deity of love and marriage and consequently are often full of young couples around the year. Include Nishiki market, well known as “Kyoto’s Kitchen” that celebrates 300 years anniversary.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Japan Sakura Tour 11days

This whirlwind Sakura tour is the perfect way to get the most out of your Japan trip. You’ll travel in comfort on a private coach, and visit 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Mt. Fuji, Nara and Hiroshima. Save time waiting in lines, as all entry fees are included and you’ll visit many top attractions such as Asakusa, and Kinkakuji temple. Your private guide will ensure you don’t get lost, and accommodation is included too.
  • Duration: 11 days
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  • Duration: 11 days
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Kyoto Sky: Private Helicopter Tour (20min)

[20minutes] Helicopter tour in KYOTO!!  Kyoto helicopter tour flight "Kyoto Kinkakuji tample Heli Cruising"  You will visit Kyoto city by helicopter. Departing from the Kyoto Heliport, you will go around the Kyoto station, the Kyoto Tower area and return to the Kyoto Heliport.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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