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Kiyomizu Course

Kiyomizu Course

The must-see sights in the Higashiyama area are compiled in this course with Kiyomizu-dera Temple as the pinnacle. The cobblestone path on the way to the temple is lined with charming shops filled with tasteful souvenirs.

Heian-jingu Shrine

The buildings are a partial replica of the Imperial Palace of the Heian Period (794-1185).

Shoren-in Temple

A miniature hill and a large pond in this main garden retain traces of the Muromachi Period (1338-1573).

Chion-in Temple

The Sanmon (Main Gate) is the largest of its kind in Japan and has recently been restored to its former grandeur.

Maruyama Park

There are walk-through gardens, rest houses, Japanese restaurants and much more to enjoy here.

Yasaka-jinja Shrine

Yasaka-jinja Shrine welcomes thousands of people every New Year for traditional Japanese New Year rituals.

Kodai-ji Temple

This temple's walk-through garden is a major historic and scenic landmark.

Hokan-ji Temple

Ryozen History Museum

This former shrine and its precincts were badly neglected until it was restored as a museum.


On the way from Yasaka Temple to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, a roughly 100 meter-long stone paved slope.

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Kiyomizu is an ancient temple of the Hosso Sect of Buddhism.