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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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  • 51 fudasho. From the legend had to hold the stone "Emon-Saburo" reborn babies to ishite-ji Temple. Proceed along the entrance path of the corridor leading to the Deva national treasures at the bridge of the realms of Kobo-Daishi and seen a respectable three-storied pagoda and Temple. Mini pilgrimage pilgrimage go Dim cave is in in the back of the grounds and pilgrimage in sand and three-storied pagoda, Temple, Bell Tower, gomado, filled with attractions, such as an important cultural property. So close to the Dogo hot springs as well as a pilgrim, was often visited by tourists.
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  • Very special in this temple, but at the same time relaxing atmosphere and especially to see behind in the temple underground.
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  • Great fervour in this temple that belongs to the 88 temples of the pilgrimage. Don't miss the tunnel through the mountain (to the rear of the temple)
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