Kimii-dera Temple is the second of 33 spots along the Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage, and is known in Japan for its appearance in an old poem. The temple grounds are nestled against Mt. Nagusa in the south of Wakayama City along the Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route, and provide stunning views of Wakanoura Bay. It is also known for its early-flowering cherry blossoms, which signal the start of spring for the Kinki region and the main island of Japan. The temple is named after the three natural springs within the mountain, and the former Kii Province in which it stands.
【Fee】Adults: 200 yen; Elementary and junior high school students/seniors (70 and over): 100 yen
【Access】Approx. 10 min. walk from Kimiidera Station on the Kinokuni Line (from JR Wakayama Station); approx. 30 min. by bus from JR Wakayama Station and Nankai Wakayamashi Station, and an approx. 5 min. walk from the Kimii-dera bus stop
【Credit Card Payment】Not accepted
【Foreign Language Support】Yes 【Parking】Yes (300 yen for 3 hours)
- Postal Code
- 1201 Kimiidera, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture