Early blooming cherry blossoms at the temple that brings spring to the Kinki region
Kimiidera Temple is the second temple of the Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage and has been certified as a Constituent Cultural Property of the Japanese Heritage "Treasure Trove of Superb Views, Wakanoura.” Approximately 500 cherry trees are planted in the precincts of the temple, which has been selected as one of Japan's Top 100 Cherry Blossom Spots. This place is particularly famous for early blooming cherry blossoms. In front of the Main Hall there is a specimen Yoshino cherry tree that every year serves as a sample tree for the declaration of cherry blossom flowering. For this reason, Kimiidera Temple is also known as "the temple that brings spring to the Kinki region.