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Kimiidera Temple, Wakayama

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Climb 231 steps to the panoramic vista that awaits at Kimiidera Temple. Founded in the eighth century by a Chinese priest named Iko, the site served as a training facility for over 500 monks at a time during the Kamakura period. Among the visually impressive, red lacquered structures in the complex, you can see the temple's main deity, Kannon (the goddess of mercy), through a circular window. The site is also famous for its early-flowering cherry blossoms, around 500 of them, which bloom in the spring and make for an excellent photo opportunity. Put Kimiidera Temple at the forefront of your travel plans using our Wakayama vacation generator.
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  • The temple is in the middle of a residential area and smaller than expected. Would probably be beautiful during cherry blossom season.  more »
  • Kimiidera station after 10 minutes and 7 minutes from JR kimiidera Station 2 station from JR Wakayama station and a back gate near the parking lot. And a small hut near the gate, so pay a visit fee of 200 yen. After climbing the stairs, worshipped in a temple in the Buddha Hall worship the great senju juichimen kanzeon bosatsu. Lace dripping from the hand of the statue. By touching the strings hanging connected with the statue. It becomes such feeling.
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  • It just 2-3 stations from Wakayama, by recommending from a local grandma, I've found this gorgeous place and think this is one of the best temples in Wakayama, the grandma told me there have wonderful...  more »

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