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Visiting Kiyomizu Dera in Kyoto, Japan

Over 1200 years have passed since the foundation of Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Halfway up Mt. Otowa, one of the peaks in Kyoto’s Higashiyama mountain range, stands the temple, to which large numbers of visitors come to pay their respects to Kannon, a deity of great mercy and compassion. For this reason, our temple is known as a “Kannon Reijo.” “Reijo” is a Japanese word meaning a “holy place” with which the Kannon’s compassion is abundant. In this video, we show you everything you'd need to know about visiting this spot when you visit Japan.

The 6-minute video above provides lots of detail for those interested!

For more information, please review links below.

The official Kiyomizu-Dera Website:

A helpful webpage, including a map of Kyoto, from the Japan Rail Website:

A helpful travel guide from

A great webpage dedicated to the entire sire from Japan Experience:

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