【 Teaser Trip 】 Kyoto / Kiyomizu-dera temple
What we'll do
Kyoto used to be the capital of Japan from the end of the 8th century to the middle of the 19th century, when the capital was moved to Tokyo. Kyotomizu-dera temple I am to show you around is a Buddhism temple started in the beginning of the 8th century, that is, before Kyoto became the capital of Japan. There is a range of mountains called Higashi-yama on the eastern side of Kyoto city and Kiyomizu-dera is located on the hill-side of "Higashi-yama". So we can enjoy a nice overview of the city as well as looking at some attractive buildings and interesting things there.
Let's enjoy looking at the site of Kiyomizu-dera temple! We might be able to see some more spots near the area if we have time left.
Chako-san is a very kind and knowlegeable guide. She escorted us to one of the most popular temples in Kyoto. I found many unnoticeable things thanks to her. Thank you so much, Chako-san!
- Price per person (tax included)
- 2,750 JPY - / person
- Max participants
- Up to 10 people
- Hosted in English
- Communication tools
- Please download Zoom in advance.
- Best for enjoying Japan
- Things you need to know before the tour
The teaser trips will be held using Zoom meetings.
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hour before the start time.
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1San-ju-no-to; The three storied pagoda
The vermilion colored "three storied pagoda" is the biggest one in Japan. As the temple is located on the hill-side, people can identify it from a distance.
2Hondo and Butai; the Main Hall and its "Stage"
The main hall of the temple is very big and thatched with layers of the bark of Japanese cypress tree. What is to see is its big "stage" stretched out from the cliff.
3Otowa-no- taki waterfall
The meaning of Kiyomizudera is “Pure water temple” since “kiyo” means “pure” in English, “mizu” means “water” and “tera” or “dera” is “temple”. This temple started when a Buddhism monk found a pure water-spring here while he was roaming around to find one according to what he was told by Buddha in his dream. The water of the waterfall is coming from the water-spring he found at that time.
The more I know details in Kyoto, Osaka and Nara, the more have I come to love these places.
I was born and brought up near Tokyo, studied and worked in Tokyo in my young days, but my friends and I loved Kyoto and used to visit the city many times. After my marriage, moving to Kansai area, where Kyoto and Osaka are located, I taught translation and some other English subjects at a what is called "vocational school" ( a kind of junior college) for more than 30 years and retired the work last year. Meanwhile I started working as an English tour guide 8 years ago and have noticed that the more I know details in Kyoto, Osaka and Nara, the more I have come to love these places. Now I am really enjoying myself going around here and there with my guests.