Cherry blossoms at Kiyomizu-dera temple in Kyoto

I went to Kiyomizu-dera temple to see cherry blossoms in Kyoto at 2 April 2015.
Kyoto is one of the most popular place for its beautiful scenery of cherry blossoms in Japan.
They have a lot of temple and shrine that you can see gorgeous view.
Among them, Kiyomizu-dera temple is very very famous cherry blossom viewing spot.

Osaka castle
At first, I went to Osaka castle to see cherry blossoms in this day.
It is also famous place of beautiful cherry blossoms.
Then I headed to Kyoto by getting on Shin-Kaisoku of JR line from Osaka station.
It took about 30 minutes, 560 yen.
Shinkansen is faster, but very expensive(about 3,000 yen).
So if you want to save the money and go to Kyoto as soon as possible, Shin-Kaisoku is the best.

Kyoto Tower
Kyoto station
At Kyoto station, I left my stuff in the coin-operated locker.
They have a lot of lockers in many places.
Then I went to the bus stop.

Kyoto station

It was very crowded with tourists.
So I had a hard time finding bus stop for Kiyomizu-dera temple.
Finally I could find it after several minutes,but people made a long line!
But there are many extra bus, so I didn’t wait so long as I thought.

kyoto bus
Inside the bus was crowded,too.
The time it took to Gojo-zaka bus stop was 2~30 minutes,230yen.
About 10 minutes walk from bus stop to Kiyomizu-dera temple.

Kiyomizu dera temple
Niomon Gate.

Kiyomizu dera temple
Kasugasha(Chinjudo) shrine.

Kyodo-hall in Kiyomizu dera temple
Kyo-do hall.

Kiyomizu dera temple
Kaisandou.

Kiyomizu dera temple
Shaka-Dou(Buddha Hall)

Kiyomizu temple in Kyoto
Kiyomizu dera temple
Kiyomizu-no-Butai stage or Hon do(main hall),the most famous place in this temple.
There were many bare trees than I thought, but the view was still gorgeous.

※ Kiyomizudera’s main hall is covered up from February 2017 to March 2020 for the renovation of its roof.
You can enter the main hall during the renovations, but you can’t take a pi
cture like this.


□ Information □

【Hour】
Opens at 6:00 a.m., but the closing time changes depending on the season.
See official website for more information.

【Admission Fee】
Almost of the buildings are free.
Only Hon do(main hall) costs 400 yen for 1 adult.

【Access】
City Bus
Get on No.206 bus bound for Kitaoji bus terminal via Higasihama-dori or No.100 bound for Ginkaku-ji via Kiyomizu-dera Gion. Get off at Gojozaka stop and walk east 10 minutes.

Kyoto Bus (Saturdays and holidays only)
Get on No.18 bound for Ohara. Get off at Gojozaka stop and walk east 10 minutes.

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