Kiyomizu-dera Autumn Illumination

Enjoying the lit up splendour of autumn foliage

By Jaime Wong   - 1 min read
Venue : Kiyomizu-dera Temple When : Mid Nov - Early Dec 2020
Notice: The dates for this event are not yet confirmed. This page will be updated once the official date(s) are announced by the event organizers. Please check the official event site for the latest info.

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During the summer of 2020, the Main Hall's stage floorboards will be undergoing replacement works. However, visitors can still enter the Main Hall as usual.

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Kiyomizu-dera is without a doubt one of Kyoto's most famous temples. As a result of it being one of the most popular tourist destinations, it is often crowded with people. However, the autumn foliage light up nights are worth going to despite the crowds. The iconic view of the wooden temple sitting amongst a sea of lit up autumn leaves is beautiful, and walking under lit up maple leaves at night gives a much different atmosphere and experience than walking under them during the day.

My only warning is to definitely be prepared for crowds!

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Jaime Wong

Jaime Wong @jaime.wong

I love Japan for its people, culture, food, scenery, and overall ambiance and never-ending list of things to explore and enjoy. I lived in Kyoto for one year as an exchange student, and was able to travel around various parts of Japan during that exchange time. Now I'm back in Auckland, NZ, but a...