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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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  • Climb the long stairs to the wider environment. Exceeds 11 m high in the crypt there is wooden 11 faces Kannon is a wonderful put a gold lacquer on things. Wakayama city views from the top floor of the Hall.
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  • JR Kishu kimiidera station because it's a little walk. The temple itself is at the top of the mountain, so quite hard to climb stairs. On statues of goddess of mercy and a good vantage point, feel good. Cherry blossom, so the cherry blossom season is recommended.
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  • Unfortunately at the temple is quite famous Wakayama spring cherry blossom viewing is visited in August, in the summer. Height of summer a---is it is hard to climb stairs. Usually is nice energetic children seems to have come to the heat. However, it welcomed big Kannon with stunning views overlooking the Wakayama city and sea beyond. Following is what I want to go to the cherry blossom season.
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