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Isaniwa Jinja, Matsuyama

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
Following a climb up a long flight of rough stone steps, admire Isaniwa Jinja, a 17th-century structure built in the rare hachiman-zukuri style. According to legend, the shrine occupies the site where Emperor Chuai and Empress Jingu often bathed in one of the oldest hot springs in Japan. The shrine regularly hosts special events, including ceremonies like Shinto weddings and blessings of newborn children. Put Isaniwa Jinja and other Matsuyama attractions into our Matsuyama trip itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Together with Ishitegi Temple a visit to Isaniwa Shrine is well worth it, not more than 700 meters from Dogo Onsen. The approach to the shrine is more daunting but easily doable, just take your time a...  more »
  • It is quite close to Dogo Onsen, so don't need to hesitate a lot. You need to go up stairs, but after the stairs it looks very peaceful and you can see the scenery from the high viewpoint. Many touris...  more »
  • Isaniwa Shrine is located on the top of a small hill, and you have to go up many steps to reach there. It is maybe a good exercise. As I visited, there was no other visitor. It is nice to walk around ...  more »
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  • Nice little temple, very photogenic.
  • Beautiful
  • 百來階的樓梯不算累,但上面景色優美絕對值得,神社內部陳列很多藝術品也值得細細品味。
  • Stairs are hard. What is steep and a decent no handrail. Lightly to stop by the heel or in the Act of suicide.
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  • 伊佐爾波神社的鳥居就在正對道後車站,還挺好找的!本以為上到神社可以鳥瞰道後溫泉湯屋的全景,但...殘念。不過,在傍晚時分上來此處拍照,還挺漂亮的!