Kyoto・Kiyomizudera and Ninenzaka
Kyoto has deep-rooted popularity for foreigners traveling in Japan. About 50 million tourists visit Japan each year, and the most popular place is Kiyomizudera. Not to mention cherry blossom in spring and autumn leaves, the majestic appearance of history and the overlooking view of Kyoto city from the hill is freshly sensed whenever you visit. Here, we introduce you the basic information of Kiyomizudera and recommended spot of Ninenzaka that you can walk around at the same chance.
Great landscapes touch your heart, majestic architecture – Kiyomizudera
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Kiyomizudera was founded in 778(Houki 9). It was burned down due to Onin no Ran in the Muromachi period, and rebuilt in the early Edo period by Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu. 15 Buddhist temples including national treasures and National Important Cultural Properties are standing side by side in the compound in the 130,000 square meters of precincts. It is also registered as one of UNESCO World Heritage sites "Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities)." Particularly famous one is "Stage of kiyomizu." It is a main hall designated as a national treasure. You can see the seasonal scenery of street of Kyoto from the stage of the wooden architecture, which lined up huge pillars up to 12m long and assembled without any nails.
The name of Kiyomizudera is originated from "Otowa Waterfall." From ancient times, it has been honored and called "Golden Water" or "Longevity Water", and even now the water is bubbling out from the mountain of Otowa. In addition to that, there are plenty of places to see such as "Zuigu-do hall" where you can walk and recite your wish in the darkness around the womb. Give yourself plenty of time for a visit there.
●075-551-1234 ●1-294 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto
●6:00-18:00 ※Depending on the season and the day of the week
●Open all year round
Feel free to visit a tea ceremony in the beautiful Japanese space. "Tea ceremony Camellia"
A slope where continues to Yasaka Pagoda (Hokan-ji Temple) and Kodai-ji Temple from Kiyomizudera is called "Ninenzaka." It is a nostalgic stone pavement road, and reminds you an ancient city. "Tea ceremony Camellia" is a place where you can experience "tea ceremony", one of the traditional Japanese cultures. Atsuko Mori, an English teacher started this service with the idea to bring richness of Japanese delicacy through tea ceremonies. You can experience a tea ceremony in the purely Japanese-style room with shoji and tatami.
●Tea ceremony Camellia
●075-525-3238 ●349-12, Masuya-cho, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto city, Kyoto
●10:00-18:00 ●Open all year round
●2,000yen per person for 45 minutes *including matcha and sweets ※ Reservation is highly recommended for high season. Same day booking is available
※The above information was last updated November 9th, 2016. Please contact the facilities directly for more information.
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