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[Kyoto] Autumn lightup at Kiyomizu temple (清水寺)


When I visited Kyoto, I saw light-up Autumn leaves at two temples. One was Tenjyuan temple and another is Kiyomizu temple (清水寺).

Kiyomizu temple is, almost all people who visit Kyoto for the first time might visit there. It is so popular viewing spot and world heritage. So, there are always tremendous number of people throughout their business hour.

And more, it was the 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 photos 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.)

It is easy to go there 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 without map 🙂

Kiyomizu temple in the dark could be seen from the road. Wow.

Temporary Ticket office. It’s for special nights.


Three-storied pagoda is lighted, too.

View from Kiyomizu stage (Kiyomizu no butai)

The night view of Kyoto is beautiful.

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

And the view of Kiyomizu stage.

View from the bottom of three-storied pagoda.

View from the bottom of Kiyomizu stage.

We went toward the exit.

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

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 🙂


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