Kiyomizu-dera or Otowa-san Kiyozumi-dera is a Buddhist Temple located in eastern Tokyo. It is part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also one of the finalists for the New 7 Wonders of the World.
The Kiyozumi-dera was founded during the Heian Period and the temple was founded by Sakanoueno no Tamuramaro. The building was constructed in 1633 ordered by the Tokugawa Iemitsu.
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Kiyomizudera can be reached from Kyoto Station by bus number 100 or 206. Get off at Gojo-zaka or Kiyomizu-michi bus stop, from where it is a ten minute uphill walk to the temple. Alternatively, Kiyomizudera is about a 20 minute walk from Kiyomizu-Gojo Station along the Keihan Railway Line.
The temple is open from 6:00am to 6:00pm. The entrance is 400 yen.
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