Kyoto : Light-up Autumn leaves at Kiyomizu temple (清水寺)

When I visited Kyoto, I saw light-up Autumn leaves at two temples. One was Tenjyuan temple that was posted the other day and another was Kiyomizu temple.

Kyoto : Light-up Autumn leaves at Tenjyuan temple (sub-temple of Nanzenji temple)
Beautiful garden with red leaves. I visited Kyoto for viewing autumn leaves last weekend. Though unfortunately it rained throughout the weekend, Autumn leaves were enough beautiful. Some temple a...

Kiyomizu temple is, almost all people who visit Kyoto for the first time might visit there. It is so popular viewing spot. So, there are always tremendous number of people from 6 a.m. from around 6:00 p.m.

And more, it was around best season of Autumn leaves when I visited there.
I was really anxious about busy temple. But fortunately, because of rainfall throughout the weekend, there wasn’t packed. Of course,there were lots of people, but I could see and take photoes of beautiful sight with ease.

Light-up Autumn leaves show is held at Kiyomizu temple in November in special.
It is held every year.
It was held from November 12nd to December 4th this year (5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.)

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清水寺の夜の特別拝観。紅葉の時期のトクベツ。

It is easy to go by bus from anywhere in Kyoto. “Kiyomizu-michi (清水道)” is the closest bus stop to Kiyomizu temple.
Many of people who get off at the bus stop might go to Kiyomizu temple. So, all you have to do is to follow them 🙂

Kiyomizu temple in the dark.

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闇に光る山門。幻想的ですね(ポールが邪魔だけど)

Temporary Ticket office. It’s for special nights.

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仮設のチケット売り場。

Fantastic.

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Three-storied pagoda.

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View from Kiyomizu stage (Kiyomizu-no-butai).

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こちらが清水の舞台からの眺め!

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京都の夜景も見えます(#^.^#)

Strictly speaking, the best season of Autumn leaves was already past, still it was so beautiful because of the lights.

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And view of Kiyomizu stage.

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そしてこちらが清水の舞台の眺め

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鉄柵が邪魔ですが、きれいです。

View at the bottom.

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今度は下から。

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白く光る木組みが幻想的。

We went toward the exit.

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ここまでくるともう出口が近いです。

Autumn leaves reflected on the surface of water.

Autumn leaves reflection,Light-up Autumn leaves show, Kiyomizu temple (Kyoto)

水面にも映ってます。(わかりずらいかな(^^ゞ)

When I got out of the temple, it was past 9 p.m. and most of shops were already closed. So, it was calm.

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時刻は9時すぎ。来た時はやっていたお店も、ほとんど閉まってました。

Light-up cherry blossoms show is held in Kiyomizu temple as well as autumn leaves. So, if you have a chance to visit Kyoto in April, visit there by all means 🙂

About Kiyomizu temple (清水寺)

Address / 1 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Bus stop / Kiyomizu-michi (清水道)
Open, Closed / See their websites
Website / http://www.kiyomizudera.or.jp/index.html(in English, Chinese and Korean)
Admission fee / 400 yen for adults, 200 yen for under 15 years old.

清水寺
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