Mar/14, Mar/15, Apr/3 Seiryu-e Festival3.6
from 3/14 '21 to 3/15 '21
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)
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PurposeFestivals,world heritage,Traditional folk,shrine/temple,sightseeing,let's hang out!
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5.06 months ago
The first place I went to on my last trip to Japan back in Sept'19. It did not disappoint, a really great place to visit to start my trip. I stayed in an inn located around 5-10 minutes walk from the Kiyomizu-dera and I got there around 7 am, where it was really quite and very calm. The temple itself is really beautiful, even though it was still renovated and the roof was covered, it was still majestic. The scenery around the temple is also beautiful and amazing, as you can see whole Kyoto from here.
I read that the roof renovation is already finished, the temple will be more magnificent on my next visit.
5.04 months ago
Great during the day or at night. Made extra special but the old shops and streets as you walk up. Can be a bit of a steep slope but worth every step for the panoramic views and peaceful wooden structure. One of a kind.
5.09 months ago
Absolutely worth a visit. The nature is stunning, the old temples very beautiful and breathtaking and the view is just beautiful. We visited during the rainy season (yesterday), but the rain wasn't an issue. It was so worth it.
We came with a pram and it was easily accessible. It's a little steep here and there. But
You can reach everything. Our toddler enjoyed running around and my infant peacefully slept. There were nappy changing stations.
5.02 months ago
A must-see in Kyoto. The real value of the temple is combination of traditional architecture with location on a hill. You can see the whole old town from the top. Sometimes you have push your way through crowds, but the place is great anyway.
5.0in the last week
A must visit. Take your time and slowly walk around enjoying the marvelous structure. The entry fee is 400 yen. You can visit at night only few times a year. Went again at night. It was beautiful.