Kimii-dera Dai Kannon

紀三井寺大観音

Information

Address
1201 Kimiidera, Wakayama City
〒641-0012 和歌山県和歌山市紀三井寺1201
Access
Get off at JR Kimiidera Station, 15 minutes by foot / Get off at Kimiidera bus stop, 5 minutes by foot
Open Hours
8:00-17:00
Phone Number
+81-73-444-1002
Website
http://www.kimiidera.com/

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

photo of Jayne Gorman
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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Dazzling 12 metre tall golden statue in the Buddha Hall at Kimii-dera Temple

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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.

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Buddha statue at Kimiidera Temple

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