Kiyomizu-dera

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Japanese script: 清水寺
Area: Kyoto
Access: 1.5 km from Kiyomizu-Gojō Station Keihan Main Line (KH38)
1.5 km from Gion-Shijō Station Keihan Main Line (KH39)
1.7 km from Shichijō Station Keihan Main Line (KH37)
Address: 1-294 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture [map]
Website: http://www.kiyomizudera.or.jp/

One of Kyoto’s most famous and most scenic temples. The temple is most famous for its veranda which sticks out over the hillside and offers expansive views of Kyoto.

It’s UNESCO World Heritage listed to boot so it can be quite crowded.

There are no nearby train stations so the temple area is best reached by bus.