0.7 km from Kiyomizu Hills
Halfway up Mt. Otowa, one of the peaks in Kyoto’s Higashiyama mountain range, stands Kiyomizu-dera Temple, which is abundantly blessed with nature. It provides landscapes to match each season, including cherry blossoms in spring, lush green in summer, colored leaves in autumn, and snowscapes in winter. The mountains, which surround the temple buildings, reveal many different views from dawn till dusk and create a stunning landscape in harmony with the beautiful scenery of the ancient city. As the pure water constantly wells up, the scenery also changes its appearance every moment. Through the regular Buddhist events and special viewings, visitors can feel Kannon’s compassion and acquire an even better understanding of the deity.