• Q.1Explain more about the opening hours.

    Kiyomizu-dera Temple opens at 6:00 a.m. The closing time differs depending on the season. During the special night viewing period, the temple closes once at the ordinary closing time, and later reopens. For more information, see this web page.

  • Q.2Do you offer discounted or free admission for groups?

    Discounted admission for groups is not available. The admission is free for representatives of educational institutions during their official events and those who accompany visitors with disabilities. Present your ID card at the gate.

  • Q.3Are pets permitted to enter the grounds?

    Pets are not permitted on the temple grounds, except for service dogs such as guide dogs and hearing dogs.

  • Q.4Are wheelchairs allowed?

    Wheelchairs are allowed. Vehicles are allowed to enter the grounds from the emergency road entrance and given easy access to the vicinity of the Main Hall. All public areas throughout the grounds are accessible to wheelchairs by using no-step, barrier-free routes. The temple map is available at the Todoroki-mon gate, the entrance to the Main Hall. Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are located throughout the grounds. In 2011, we received an award for distinguished service to promote barrier-free design from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Wheelchairs cannot be borrowed in the temple.
    Click here to download visiting map for people using wheelchairs.

  • Q.5Do you have special facilities for people with babies or little children?

    Besides the regular route, a no-step, barrier-free route to the Main Hall is available. All the public areas throughout the grounds are accessible to strollers, just like for people using wheelchairs. Parents can change their babies’ diapers in the wheelchair-accessible restrooms.

  • Q.6Do you have parking lots?

    We do not have a parking lot. Visitors can use city parking lots or multiple temporary 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.

  • Q.7When are the best times to see cherry blossoms and autumn leaves?

    The temple boasts approximately 1,500 cherry blossoms and 1,000 colorful trees with turning leaves, which show beautiful displays of colors in spring and autumn. Check updates on our Facebook page or the News page on this website at each season for the best times.

  • Q.8Do you have free Wi-Fi hotspots?

    The free KYOTO Wi-Fi service is available near the temple entrance or at neighboring shops and cafes.
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