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Ishiteji, Matsuyama
(3.3/5 based on 150 reviews on the web)
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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  • Hung from the gate, a political message, the environment is full of Buddha images. Cave is the brutality that Buddha is enshrined, no fear. Come up behind the inner sanctuary and a kindergarten.
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  • From the main gate followed by an important cultural property building. There is coffee and hospitality. Atmospheric flow into the environment. Perfect place to feel calm and away from the daily routine. There is a large parking lot accessible.
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  • Impressive temple, very large with an extensive shopping promenade. Vkak at the dogo onsen. Absolutely worth a visit!!
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