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Kimii Temple

Travel Information

Kimii Temple (紀三井寺) is one of the oldest temple located in Wakayama Prefecture. It was established in 770 by Chinese priest Iko. Iko traveled from China and brought Buddhism to Japan. The entire temple is located on Mt. Nakusa that is 228.6m tall with a great view of Wakayama. Kimii means 3 wells of Wakayama. Its water is chosen as 100 best Japanese water. It is the 2nd temple of 33 major temples of Western Region. It is also known as Sakura Spot of Wakayama Prefecture.

Visitor's Info.
There are parking and restroom around.
Admission: 200 yen for adult, 100 yen for senior and under junior high.
There is a group discount.
Time: 8:00 to 17:00

Access
0. at Wakayama Station.
1. use JR Wakayama Line to Kimii Station.
2. walk east.


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Detailed Travel Guide

Kimii Temple
Gokokuin Temple also known as Kimii Temple is one of the oldest temples located in Wakayama Prefecture. It was established in 770 by priest Iko. Iko traveled to China and studied Buddhism and brought back to Japan. The entire temple is located on Mt. Nakusa that is 228.6m tall. There are 3 wells that are the origin of the name of the temple. It is the 2nd temple of 33 major temples of Western Region.

The Main Hall
Constructed in 1759.

Gokokuin Oumon Gate
Constructed in 1559.

Rokkakudo Hall
Constructed in 1750.