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Ishiteji, Matsuyama

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A Shingon Buddhist temple, Ishiteji, stands as a three-story pagoda, and the temple gate is registered as a national treasure. Observe pilgrims on their Shikoku pilgrimage, see statues, and enter dark, incense-smoked mist. You can also hit a gong and check on a chart with your birth year to see how your year will turn out. The mysterious mantra-cave and inner sanctuary at the back of the temple are popular, as are ridge-top statues of Kannon and a collection of carved erotic images and a golden mandala. The site is a 20-minute walk from the nearby town, or a short taxi ride. Make Ishiteji a centerpiece of your Matsuyama vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Matsuyama family vacation planner.
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  • The Temple became a feel whenever each time on his grandfather's grave. It is a clean environment or was a goddess of mercy cave, show us variously Temple. Termini for most Chinese. But it was a weekday afternoon parking is almost full. I would never clean and convenient location.
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  • In drizzling in the evening I visited, so crowded. Staff message of peace written on word of mouth, head priest at the poster and brochure, and all over the place, a little cluttered. A pilgrim and a bag filled with sand on the ground of the Temple of 四国八十八ka所 is touching it one at a time to be so.
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  • We walked from Dogo hot spring. It takes about 20 minutes. Know what, where there was a splendid Temple, I was hanging around. I know wanted nokyo-Sho, but where to go. I felt the atmosphere was ridged to the percent of the historic temples. Image a bit disappointing. The cave is interesting. Seems the go bus from the city.
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