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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. See Ishiteji and all Matsuyama has to offer by arranging your trip with our Matsuyama trip planning tool .
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  • A little walk from Dogo Onsen station, so is recommended. Going by car, free parking is so convenient. Inside the temple are very different from other temples.
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  • Walk from Dogo Onsen 15-20 minutes away. From Dogo Onsen station, walk along the main road, a narrow trail locations are also available. I think good leg not confident it's get on the bus. Entire Temple, unique atmosphere. Many of mizuko jizo, Veterans Memorial Tower is located. It is a place like that. Come in as a really thoughtless feelings in place as it seems. Many times, we couldn't not dependent on hand. Sensitivity for those that might be a tough place. It was time for the morning chanting came just hours. On the spot, while focused on the hand. And limited time, to visit the cave, is a shame. Think some people find objectionable political claims of the deceased. First written as of mizuko jizo, Veterans Memorial Tower. I would lightly take is not. I felt should be brave, brilliant story, such as "clouds over the Hill" to sell, this temple is located is heavy message.
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  • Many tourists stop at the Dogo Onsen and miss this peaceful temple. Don’t make the same mistake. You can reach it with a 20 minute walk from Dogo onsen or with a short bus ride (there is also bus n.8 ...  more »
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