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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Wakayama holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Kimiidera Temple and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • To head to the main hall and stairs and a steep slope, a little difficult. After just working hard, climbed, the friendly and helpful.
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  • Located a short walk from JR kimiidera station or bus from Wakayama station at the temple stairs treads quite had a temple ago. Wakayama city overlooking the climb is never easy is not did the climb.
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  • If you hate climbing, would not recommend but definitely this is a very nice place to visit during spring as the sakura trees are all planted among the steep slopes all the way up. It was raining when...  more »
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  • This is a perfect place to visit during Spring during the season of cherry blossoms . Sadly I got to visit it during winter but still it is very beautiful.
  • Good view good climb!
  • A very relaxing place for watching sakura.
  • Very step has 1 temple
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