- Statue of the Thousand-armed Kannon
- Buddha hall
- You can see the cherry blossoms when you come to Kimii-dera Temple in spring
1201 Kimiidera, Wakayama City
- Get off at JR Kimiidera Station, 15 minutes by foot / Get off at Kimiidera bus stop, 5 minutes by foot
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The Buddha Hall can be observed from the base of Mt. Nagusa-yama. Inside the Hall a golden Daisenju-juichimenkanzeon-bosatsu-zo (statue of a Buddist saint with a thousand hands and 11 faces) overlooks the city. This statue measures 12 meters tall and weighs 30 tons. The shiny kannon is recorded as the biggest standing statue made from multiple pieces of wood, in Japan.
Travel Blogger's Review
- Jayne Gorman
- She is travel blogger based in Sydney.
In the beginning of March, 2017, she took a trip to Wakayama City.
Her blog is "GIRL TWEETS WORLD". http://www.girltweetsworld.com/
I was distracted at first by the dazzling 12 metre tall golden statue in the Buddha Hall but when I returned once more to explore the Main Hall that’s when I saw it.
©︎GIRL TWEETS WORLD
- Emily Luxton
- She is a travel blogger and freelance writer.
In the beginning of December,2016,she took a trip to Wakayama City.
Her blog is “Emily Luxton Travels”. http://emilyluxton.co.uk/
Founded roughly 1250 years ago, Kimiidera temple stands on the edge of Mt Nagusa-yama and has amazing views f the city. I fell in love with the serenity and peace at this leafy temple complex; it’s beautiful! This is the second temple along the oldest pilgrimage route in Japan. Kimiidera is also home to a huge gold-coloured Buddha statue known as Senjyu Kannon; at 12m tall it’s the largest wooden statue in the country, and it’s pretty impressive.
©EMILY LUXTON TORAVELS