Kimiidera Temple

Kimiidera Temple

Kimiidera Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Wakayama prefecture in Kinki district. The temple is dedicated to Jyuichimen Kannon ( eleven-faced Avalokiteshvara ). It is the 2nd temple of the 33 Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage.This temple is famous for its beautiful scenery in the season of colored leaves.

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Name Kimiidera Temple
"紀三井寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1201, Kimiidera, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama, Japan
"和歌山県和歌山市紀三井寺1201" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Wakayama I.C. on the Hanwa Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 073-444-1002

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Hudoki

Fudoki (風土記) are ancient reports on provincial culture, geography, and oral tradition presented to the reigning monarchs of Japan, also known as local gazetteers. They contain agricultural, geographical, and historical records as well as mythology and folklore. Fudoki manuscripts also document local myths, rituals, and poems that are not mentioned in the Kojiki and the Nihon Shoki chronicles, which are the most important literature of the ancient national mythology and history. In the course of national unification, the imperial court enacted a series of criminal and administrative codes called ritsury? and surveyed the provinces established by such codes to exert greater control over them.

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