Kimii-dera Temple


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This temple is said to have been founded by a Chinese monk in the year 770 and was a place to pray for the prosperity of the Tokugawa Clan of Wakayama. Many cherry trees are planted within the precincts of Kimii-dera Temple, which is known as a place for early-blooming cherry blossoms. Once you climb all 231 steps that lead to the precincts, you can enjoy panoramic views of beautiful Wakanoura Bay.

1201 Kimiidera, Wakayama City


Access 5 min walk from JR Kimiidera Station
Access by Car From the Wakayama Interchange on the Hanwa Expressway, take National Route 42 and Prefectural Road 154 towards Nankai for approximately 9.6 km.

Name/address in local language

  • 紀三井寺 Kimii-dera Temple
  • Address 和歌山市紀三井寺1201 1201 Kimiidera, Wakayama City
  • Name/address in local language
Tel +81-(0)73-444-1002
Fax +81-(0)73-444-3678
Last updated: 2021-02-02

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