- 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
- A 15-minute walk from the JR Kimiidera station
A 5-minute walk from the KIMIIDERA bus stop
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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
- Bino Chua
- Bino is a part-time wanderer and a Singapore travel blogger. In his website, he shares with all of you his top travel tips. Along the way, he also provides travel guides to compelling destinations, recommendations on awesome food to try and impressive hotels to stay.
He've been to Wakayama City, from 29 June to 1st July in 2018.
His blog is "I WANDER".
Taking a rough 10 to 15 minutes walk from Kimiidera Station, the namesake temple of Kimiidera (Admission: 200 Yen) is one of Wakayama’s most important. It is also a popular tourist attraction especially during spring due to the cherry blossoms that can be glimpsed in the complex. The temple dates back from 770 when it was founded by a Chinese priest called Iko Shonin. One of the highlights here is an 11 meter tall statue ofthe thousand-armed Kannon (Avalokitishvara).
- 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.
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- 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