OPEN HOURS

Kiyomizu-dera Temple opens at 6:00 a.m., but the closing time changes depending on the season. During the special night viewing period, the gate is closed once at the ordinary closing time and later re-opened. For details, see the table below:

OPENING HOURS FOR 2017

* Periods of special night opening change every year

Period Ordinary opening hours Special night opening hours
Opened at Closed at Opened at Cut-off time

OPENING HOURS FOR 2017

Period Opened
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Closed
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Period Opened
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Closed
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* Periods of special night opening change every year

ACCESS GUIDE

GETTING HERE

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CONVENIENT ROUTES FROM TOKYO AND OSAKA

CONVENIENT ROUTES
FROM TOKYO AND OSAKA

From Tokyo
  • By Shinkansen (JR Tokaido Sanyo Line)-- 2 hours 15 minutes
    Get on the western-bound NOZOMI Super Express for Shinosaka at Tokyo or Shinagawa station. Get off at Kyoto station.
  • By air :
    from Haneda Airport -- 1 hour 10 minutes
    from Narita Airport -- 1 hour 30 minutes
    From Kansai International Airport or Osaka Itami Airport to Kyoto city, take a train or bus.
From Osaka
( Kansai International Airport )
  • By train (JR West) -- 1 hour 20 minutes
    Get on the Kansai Airport Express HARUKA bound for Kyoto at Kansai International Airport. Get off at Kyoto station.
  • By airport limousine bus -- 1 hour 30 minutesGet on any limousine bus operated by Kansai Airport Transportation Enterprise, Osaka Airport Transport, or Keihan Bus bound for Kyoto. Get off at Kyoto Station (Hachijo-guchi).
From Osaka Itami Airport
  • By airport limousine bus -- 1 hour
    Get on Osaka Airport Transport bus bound for Kyoto. Get off at Kyoto Station (Hachijo-guchi).

IN KYOTO CITY

From JR Kyoto Station
  • 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.
From Keihan Kiyomizu Gojo Station
  • Approximately 25 minutes on foot
From Hankyu Kawaramachi Station
and Keihan Gion Shijo Station
From Hankyu Kawaramachi Station
and Keihan Gion Shijo Station
  • City Bus (Kyoto Transportation Bureau): Get off at the Kiyomizu-michi Stop on Route 207 bound for Tofukuji/Kujo Shako and walk 10 minutes.・City Bus: Get on No.207 bus bound for Kujo Shako via Tofukuji. Get off at the Kiyomizu-michi stop and walk south-east 10 minutes.
  • Keihan Bus: Get on No. 83, 85, 87, or 88. Get off at the Kiyomizu-michi stop or the Gojozaka stop and walk south-east 10 minutes.
From Keihan Shichijo Station
  • 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.
Parking Information

Kiyomizu-dera Temple does not have a parking lot on its grounds. Visitors can use city parking lots or multiple temporary private parking spaces nearby the temple or at the base of the approach. During the busy seasons, all parking lots tend to be jammed. Using public transportation or taxi is strongly recommended.

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