Kyoto has a few observation spots where Kyoto City’s beautiful landscape can be seen.
Kyoto Station’s observatory and Kyoto Tower are both easy to access from Kyoto Station.
But the most popular observatory, which is actually a part of a temple is definitely the Stage of Kiyomizu in Kiyomizudera Temple.
However, there will be another great choice starting from October 8th.
It is called Seiryuden (Blue Dragon Hall), which belongs to Shorenin Temple.
Seiryuden is located on Shogunzuka Hill, 200 meters above ground level. It has a Blue God of Fire Statue designated as a national treasure. The best thing about place though, at least for tourists, is THE stage.
Just like the Stage of Kiyomizu in Kiyomizudera Temple, Seiryuden has a big protruding stage.
It is actually 4.6 times bigger than the stage in Kiyomizudera Temple.
However, it is difficult to access right now compared to other observation spots in Kyoto, unless it is not a problem to use a taxi. Seiryuden will be open to public beginning on October 8th. Additionally, there is another observatory around this spot as well.
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