This shrine was erected in 1895 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Kyoto.
The massive 24m-high torii gate leads to the vermilion main building ringed by white sand.
The innermost area is a spacious 10-hectare garden, which is designated a national scenic spot.
This is a famous cherry blossom spot with the best season being from early to mid April.
The night illumination reflected on the pond creates a magical setting for flower viewing.
Jidai Matsuri ('Festival of the Ages') held on October 22nd is one of top three Kyoto festivals and features a long procession people wearing costumes that represent different eras of Kyoto's 1200 years of history.
The procession is as long as 2km and last about 3 hours.
PurposeFestivals,elderly,spiritual places,cherry blossom viewing,art,sightseeing,major
Airport/Sta.Kiyomizu-gozyo sta. (about 2.6km) Google Transit
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5.05 months ago
I spent New Year's Eve here. It was very beautiful. All the staff were very nice and helpful. It's definately worth a visit.
4.08 months ago
Enjoyed especially a slow stroll through the nice garden. 600 JPY admission.
5.02 months ago
A must-visit place in the ancient capital of KYOTO, a very beautiful shrine, bright orange red in the sun... it can take an entire day to visit this vast area, lots of trees and lakes...surely you will feel really peaceful.
5.0a year ago
When entered, the shrine was spacious and peaceful. The buildings were beautifully decorated with giant trees, exquisite pillars and rooftops. Within the shrine, there are smaller buildings in the whole area. We got to explore around for a good hour. When we were there, there was also an art exhibition happening. Pleasantly surprised.
Dont miss the humongous tori opposite the event entrance of the shrine!
5.0a month ago
Only the temple was not the best, but with the surrounding areas the feel of the location was great! And huge!