We were able to visit Kiyomizu-dera before. The reason why we visited it again was because of the fall evening illumination. The pictures we saw online were amazing that we just had to put it in 2018’s itinerary. Also, to be honest, we wanted to go here to here because we had a nice camera and wanted to take some photos and test our non existent skills.
We did not use the manual setting on our camera (face palm) and opted to use the intelligent auto setting for all the photos shown below. I tried but my best wasn’t good at all, lol.
Just like last year, we walked around Higashiyama area enjoying the food and atmosphere of this place. If I had to choose between visiting at night and day, I’d say it’s better to visit the temple itself at night but visit the area during the afternoon.