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Kimiidera Temple, Wakayama

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Religious Site
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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  • 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 »
  • I really enjoyed my visit to Kimiidera Temple. It lay a relatively short walk away from Kimidera Station outside Wakayama. The final stretch of the walk was an invigorating uphill climb to the temple ...  more »
  • The temple approach and the temple complex are both wonderful, there is quite an ascent up the temple steps, but climbing them rewards you with a spectacular view over Wakayama and the sea, as well as...  more »