Kiyomizu-dera Temple Ranks No.1 for Three Consecutive YearsBest Viewing Spot22 March 2014 - Sightseeing/Events
Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, has ranked the top for three consecutive years in "Itte Yokatta Nihon no Tenbo Spot 2014," or the best viewing spot to visit in Japan 2014, compiled by the buzz marketing travel site, "TripAdvisor," headquartered in Tokyo.
The site tallied the number of postings and points in the five-star scale during 2013 for facilities and sightseeing spots at which visitors can enjoy landscapes. Kiyomizu-dera Temple has kept the number one position since the start of this survey. Postings include: "It is good to overlook the entire city of Kyoto, and illuminated maple leaves are wonderful." "I was surprised to learn of the technique in which the stage of Kiyomizu-dera Temple was constructed without using any nails."
Tokyo Sky Tree, which ranked second in the last survey, has fallen to 8th. Meanwhile, Tokyo Tower, which was ranked sixth in the previous survey, has climbed up to 3rd place. TripAdvisor explained, "Many might feel frustrated with Tokyo Sky Tree being so crowded, so popularity has shifted back to Tokyo Tower with its Showa Period atmosphere."(translated by Galileo, Inc.)