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Kimiidera Temple紀三井寺


A Buddhist temple renowned as a sight for viewing early blooming cherry blossoms in spring, due to the fact that a tree designated as a sample tree by the Wakayama Local Meteorological Observatory stands on the temple grounds, it is also known as “the temple which brings spring to the Kinki region.” In spring, some 500 Yoshino and other cherry tree varieties come into bloom on the temple’s grounds, and the view from the hill overlooking the area is truly spectacular. A Cherry Blossom Festival is held here each year during the peak blooming period from March 20 to April 20, and visitors can also enjoy seeing the cherry trees lit up at night. The temple’s sutra copying space in the main temple building is open from 8:00 to 17:00. Entry is 200 yen for adults and 100 yen for junior high and elementary school students. Paid parking available. The nearest station is JR Kimiidera Station.


Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Kimidera

phone 0734441002

[Main hall and administration office]8:00-17:00

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Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Kimidera [map]



Flowering state of cherry blossoms
the end
Cherry blossom forecast
Late Mar.-Early Apr.
[Main hall and administration office]8:00-17:00
open everyday
[Adult] 200 yen [Elementary and Junior High School Students/over 70 years old] 100 yen
Parking Lot
Available (About 35 spaces 3 hours 300 yen)
Night viewing
Public toilets
Number of trees

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          Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country’s most delicious ramen noodles.

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