Enjoy the charm of Kyoto – Enjoy visiting Kiyomizu Temple with kimono rental

A wonderful experience of slowly walking around Kiyomizu-dera, Kyoto’s iconic temple, in a kimono. In this article, we will give you some recommended information on how to rent a kimono in Kyoto, learn more about the history and culture of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and spend a day surrounded by beautiful scenery. Enjoy an unforgettable walk while feeling the essence of Kyoto with your whole body.

Kiyomizu-dera Temple with a scent of history – Feel the rich culture in kimono

In order to experience the history and culture of Kiyomizu-dera, we will introduce the points to consider when visiting in kimono, and through explanations of Kiyomizu-dera’s historical background and buildings, we will tell you about the rich culture that can be experienced through kimono. Enjoy the deep charm of Kyoto at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, which has a scent of history.

Understanding the historical background

Kiyomizu-dera is a temple deeply rooted in Japanese history and culture, and understanding its historical background is an important point when visiting in kimono. By researching the history of Kiyomizu Temple’s construction, important events, and Buddhist teachings in advance, you will be able to gain a deeper understanding and be moved by the kimono.

Visiting historic sites

The area around Kiyomizu-dera Temple is dotted with many historical buildings and sites. When visiting Kiyomizu-dera in a kimono, you can feel the breath of history by visiting the surrounding historical sites. Visiting places full of history and elegance, such as Sannenzaka, Ninenzaka, and Yasaka Shrine, will make your visit to Kiyomizu Temple in a kimono even more enriching.

Participating in traditional ceremonies

Various traditional ceremonies and events are held at Kiyomizu-dera Temple. When you visit Kiyomizu-dera Temple wearing a kimono, you can participate in such ceremonies and events, giving you a valuable experience of experiencing Japanese traditional culture. Kimono is especially suitable for festivals and shrine visits.

Appreciating the beautiful garden and scenery

There are beautiful gardens and landscapes within the grounds of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, where you can enjoy the beauty of nature throughout the four seasons. When visiting Kiyomizu-dera Temple wearing a kimono, you will be able to enjoy the Japanese aesthetic sense and atmosphere by taking your time to admire the gardens and scenery.

Beautiful scenery around Kiyomizu-dera – scenic spots to visit in a rental kimono

We will introduce spots where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery around Kiyomizu-dera even more while wearing a kimono. Let’s create unforgettable photos and memories along with the views from temples and hidden spots, which are even more attractive when visited in kimono.

View from Kiyomizu Temple

The view from Kiyomizu-dera is one of the most spectacular views of Kyoto. The view from the stage in Shimizu is especially spectacular, and when you stand on stage in a kimono, you can see the picturesque scenery of Kyoto. Enjoy the beautiful scenery while spending some quiet time at the viewing spot from Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

Walking around Sannenzaka and Ninenzaka

Sannenzaka and Ninenzaka, which lead to the approach to Kiyomizu-dera Temple, are beautiful areas with historic streets and traditional buildings, and strolling around in a kimono is a perfect match for this elegant area. Enjoy the atmospheric scenery unique to the ancient capital of Kyoto while walking along the cobblestone streets.

Gardens and parks around Kiyomizu Temple

There are many gardens and parks scattered around Kiyomizu-dera Temple, where you can enjoy beautiful scenery in each season. It is especially known as a famous spot for cherry blossoms and autumn leaves in the spring, and walking around in a kimono creates an even more gorgeous atmosphere. Spending time in gardens and parks is a great opportunity to feel the atmosphere of Kyoto.

Exploring hidden sights

There are also hidden spots around Kiyomizu-dera Temple where you can enjoy beautiful scenery even if there are not many tourists. Make your stroll through Kyoto in kimono even more special by exploring unexplored areas and hidden spots loved by locals. Grab a map and find your own secret scenic spot.

Eating spots where you can enjoy the charm of Kiyomizu-dera – Recommendations for lunch and rest in kimono

We will introduce delicious spots around Kiyomizu-dera Temple, such as stylish cafes where you can relax in a kimono and traditional Japanese sweets shops, as spots to enjoy meals and rest while walking around Kiyomizu-dera Temple. Experience the charm of Kiyomizu-dera Temple to the fullest while enjoying rest and delicious food.

A stylish cafe where you can relax in kimono

Around Kiyomizu-dera Temple, there are many stylish cafes where you can relax in a kimono. Here you can enjoy Kyoto-style matcha sweets and desserts made with seasonal fruits. Spend some relaxing time between walks at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

Take a break at a traditional Japanese sweets shop

There are also historical Japanese sweets shops scattered around Kiyomizu Temple. Here you can enjoy seasonal Japanese sweets and matcha that are unique to Kyoto. Enjoy walking around in a kimono while savoring the traditional flavors.

Kyoto-like lunch spot

There are many Kyoto-like lunch spots around Kiyomizu Temple. Enjoy a delicious lunch featuring seasonal dishes made with local ingredients, as well as Kyoto’s famous soba and udon noodles. Indulge in local flavors while strolling around Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

Snacks at street corner stalls

Around Kiyomizu Temple, you can also enjoy snacks at food stalls dotted around the streets. Here, you can also enjoy delicious meals at reasonable prices, such as easy-to-eat skewers and yakisoba. Enjoy the local flavors while strolling around Kiyomizu-dera Temple.


Author of this article


Waplus Yasaka Shrine store staff

Ayana Ogawa

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