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Kyoto's Kiyomizu-dera Temple is open until late for 2 particular autumn light-ups at evening – Time Out


A couple of occasions a yr, the breathtaking Kiyozumi-dera Temple that overlooks Kyoto metropolis hosts particular nighttime visits, the place the temple’s buildings and surrounding foliage are illuminated for a mesmerising show. The Buddhist temple, which is over 1,200 years outdated, is a part of the Unesco World Heritage Website identified collectively because the Historic Monuments of Historical Kyoto.

The temple’s seasonal light-up occasions happen each spring, summer season and autumn. This yr, nevertheless, the temple is squeezing in a single additional nighttime occasion to lift consciousness for breast most cancers. From September 30 to October 23, Kiyomizu-dera will host an illumination occasion in collaboration with Estée Lauder, the place the temple will likely be lit in pink from 7pm to 10pm each evening.

On Saturday October 1, the temple will even maintain a nighttime prayer and memorial service in honour of the lives misplaced to breast most cancers. The service will begin at 7.20pm (final entry 9pm) and admission will likely be freed from cost. 

In the meantime, the annual autumn light-up occasion is scheduled to run from November 18 to November 30. Whereas Kiyomizu-dera normally opens from 6am and closes at 6pm, it’ll prolong its hours till 9.30pm (final entry 9pm) throughout the occasion, so guests can have extra time to understand the great thing about the temple and its surroundings after darkish. 

Along with the illumination throughout the temple grounds and Jojuin backyard, Kiyozumi-dera will even shine a brilliant blue beam into the evening sky to symbolise the compassion of Kannon, the goddess of mercy enshrined on the temple. 

There’s a normal admission price of ¥400 for adults and ¥200 for youngsters. 

Undecided in case you’ll be capable of make it to Kyoto in time for autumn? Whereas vacationers hoping to go to Japan at present have to guide their journeys via a journey company and acquire a visa, the federal government is ready to ease border restrictions as early as October. Within the new plan for reopening Japan to unbiased travellers, the federal government is predicted to scrap the every day entry cap and permit vacationers to enter the nation with out a visa. Watch this area for extra updates. 

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