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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  • October 4, 2017
    Every day we are active in the vicinity. Children often play temple shrine and I was pulling the fortune. Approach to the stone road was established recently, and also including the restoration of the temple are being cleaned. Cherry blossom season is just spectacular scenery and rinsed hearts desire. I think of saigoku 33 places in the Temple 2, and once to deliberate.
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  • October 4, 2017
    By going to red orange Temple is useful in driving the parking fee is required. Theme Golden Kannon is a statue.
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  • September 24, 2017
    As you climb up the stairs, so can my yakudoshi timely Buddha also worship details!. Scenic and very beautiful. Go in sneakers. Omizutori, because needed was a bottle!
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