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The name "Kiyomizu" means "pure water," and this UNESCO World Heritage Site was so named after the water that comes from Otowa Waterfall. Within the temple grounds, visitors can drink from the waterfall, divided into three streams that represent good fortune in health, studies and love. Kiyomizudera is also known for its large wooden veranda that offers guests a gorgeous view of Higashiyama. The view is especially beautiful in spring and autumn.
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  1. Take a taste of true Japanese hospitality with an English-language tea ceremony conducted by a friendly tea master. Located just minutes from Kiyomizu Temple, a perfect addition to any trip.
    English Available

    USD27.92

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  2. Take in the beauty and history of the three most famous temples of Kyoto on this easy half-day tour. Visit the amazing temples of Kinkakuji, Ginkakuji and Kiyomizudera.
    English Available

    USD53.04

    Daily
    5.5 hour(s) (morning)
  3. Explore the ancient city of Kyoto with expert guides! See Kinkakuji Temple, the Imperial Palace, Sanjusangendo, Kiyomizu Temple and more. Choose your course!
    English Available
    Meal Provided

    From USD56.76

    Daily
    4 - 11 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. Learn hand forming techniques and make a mug, rice bowl, or plate! Just a stone's throw from one of Kyoto's most famous temples, take a creative break from sightseeing.
    English Available

    From USD24.94

    Daily
    1 - 1.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  5. Hop aboard a half day tour of Kyoto featuring free time at both Kinkakuji and Kiyomizudera Temples along with fantastic sights of a selection of the most visited spots in Kyoto, all from an open bus.
    English Available
    Special

    USD37.22

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  6. Choose from among 10 types of unglazed earthen ware, such as Japanese tea cups, mugs, rice bowls and more! Have fun painting with 2 or 5 colors, and see how the colors change after firing!

    From USD10.61

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon)
  7. Experience the best of Kyoto through visits to Kiyomizudera Temple, Nanzenji Temple, and Yasaka Shrine. Explore Gion, known to be the Geisha district of Kyoto, for a memorable day in the historic city.
    English Available

    USD223.32

    Daily
    8 hour(s) (afternoon)
  8. Spend a full day exploring the must-see sights of Kyoto. Walk along the charming streets of Gion, see the majestic halls of Kiyomizudera, and discover exciting tastes at Nishiki Market.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD111.66

    Daily
    7 hour(s) (morning)
  9. Weave through the historic streets of Kyoto as you visit popular temples and shrines or relax in the bamboo forest of Arashiyama, all with an English-speaking driver. See the sights at your own pace!
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD331.26

    Daily
    4 - 8 hour(s) (morning)
  10. Get the best view of scenic Kyoto from the air as you lift off in a helicopter. See the ancient capital's temples, shrines and World Heritage Sites from above, and take amazing photos!

    From USD452.23

    Daily
    1 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, evening)
  11. Dress in a traditional kimono and walk the historic streets of Kyoto. Visit Kiyomizudera Temple and then stroll through quiet Sannenzaka in your kimono.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD98.49

    Group Discount
    Daily
    3.5 hour(s) (morning)

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