Kiyomizudera Temple

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The temple belongs to Tendai–shu (a sect of Buddhism), and was built more than 1,400 years ago. The best scenery of the year is the three-storey wooden pagoda with cherry blossoms in spring and coloured leaves in autumn. You can enjoy traditional vegetarian cuisine at two inns and a restaurant within the temple grounds (bookings recommended).

■Open all year round
 6:00-18:00 (Oct-Mar: 6:00-17:00)

■Admission to the pagoda : Sat, Sun and public holidays
 Gardens: closed 26 Dec-10 Jan
 Treasure House: bookings essential, closed 26 Dec-10 Jan

■TEL: (0854) 22-2151

■Shojin-ryori (vegetarian cuisine)
 ・Koyokan TEL: (0854) 22-2530
 ・Shokinkan TEL: (0854) 22-2002
 ・Yu-shin TEL: (0854) 23-1100