Mar/14, Mar/15, Apr/3 Seiryu-e Festival

Sightseeing information about Mar/14, Mar/15, Apr/3 Seiryu-e Festival in Japan.


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 from 3/14 '20 to 3/15 '20

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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

Reviews

5.0a month 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.

5.0a month ago

very nice temple. I suggest you to go to this place during the cherry blossom season, because during the cherry blossom season the view of this temple is very good. many cherry blossoms are blooming. for those of you who like taking photos coming during the cherry blossom season is the most appropriate time !, this place itself is easy to reach and is not too far from the station. very beautiful place.

4.0in the last week

It’s so pretty in the cherry blossom season.
It’s so crowded.
Worth it!

5.0a month ago

June 2020

Construction on the main temple building has been completed 🙌

Kiyomizudera is such a wonderful place to visit again and again because it changes so much with the seasons! It is well known for hydrangeas in the summer! It's is a nice little walk up at shopping street on a hill. If you are going in the summer take it slow because it can get crowded and hot. Some of the ticket staff can speak a bit of English if you need and English informational brochures about the temple are available

5.02 weeks ago

The trip up the hill and the temples could easily be a half-day experience if you love history as much as I do.