Mar/14, Mar/15, Apr/3 Seiryu-e Festival3.6
from 3/14 '20 to 3/15 '20
Blue Dragon(Seiryu, in Japanese) is one of the 4 Gods protecting Kyoto City. And Brue Dragon guards the Higashiyama area to the east, where Kiyomizu-dera Temple is located. It is said that the blue dragon visits the waterfalls of Kiyomizu-dera Temple to drink each night.
To honor the blue dragon, Kiyomizu-dera Temple holds "Seiryu-e Festival" in Spring and Autumn.
The highlight of the festival is Dragon Parade, where a 18-m long huge dragon with 8,000 scales carried by 50 men parade around the temple accompanied by the priests, Yasha God, 4 Devas, and 16 good deities.
Kyomizu-dera temple and streets will be filled with the sound of traditional instruments and energetic dancing of dragon.
Dates : March 14, 15, April 3
Hours : 14:00~
Admission : 400 yen
Venue : Kiyomizu Temple (1-294 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama, Kyoto)
PurposeFestivals,world heritage,Traditional folk,shrine/temple,sightseeing,let's hang out!
Airport/Sta.Gion-Shijo sta. (about 1.6km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
4.02 months ago
One of the best and largest traditional Buddhist temple. Very crowded with tourists and students. The main architecture building external is under maintenance, internal still open for visitors. A small token fee to enter the main building. The fall colors were fabulous. A short hike enables you to view the city from the top. At night, the illumination lightning was marvelous. Shrine / trees and gardens were light out. Professional photographers were on standby with tripods and cameras, waiting to capture the best moment. We took a lot of photos. Good selection of food stalls outside the shrine for refreshments. If you would like to stay for the illumination light, visit after your lunch. But, wear warm clothing as it is cold.
5.0in the last week
A world heritage site that is a must see when in Kyoto. Prepare for a trek going up the site. Should you get tire, the street leading up are full of stores and souvenir shops to keep you refreshed and will provide you a great memento of your visit.
There are some maintenance work being done that restricted s visit to some of the temple areas. Nonetheless there are other awesome places to see within the complex.
Going back down you will find yourself within walking distance of Gion, the geisha district. Lots of food places to enjoy
5.0a month ago
a total awesome place to visit. There is also a food course for people to relax and enjoy the tradition japanese noodle soup here. Price is very affordable. You will need to walk a lot so be well prepared. Make sure bring water and wear shoes. Actually many people wear kimonos here and i love the sight. When you are on top of this mountain, you can see many things around. I love the way Japan protect their history temple and pagoda. Enjoy your time here!!!
5.0a month ago
One of the iconic temples of Kyoto. At the top of a hill overlooking the Eastern side of the city. Very interesting architecture and a natural spring you can drink from for good fortune. Being it is a very old temple made from wood it does require maintenance and repairs at times. In preparation for the expected masses of tourist coming for the Olympics it has been under renovations for sometime now. The main hall that you see in most pictures is currently covered by a tarp and scaffolding but expected to be finished in March of this year (2020).
3.0a month ago
Well to start the place is just amazing and beautiful. However, due to too much tourist, the place kind off looses its beauty. To better appreciate not, better go when there's not too many people. Is it worth going to? If you've been to many shrines then skip it.