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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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  • Went ishite-ji Temple to the Dogo hot spring Sleepovers morning about 15 minutes walk. A bus is coming from Dogo hot spring. Is a small temple of many temples in the Shikoku 88 places ishite-ji Temple is very famous and has visited many people. I think possible I don't know can go many times in Shikoku after many temples to visit.
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  • Guides in my possession didn't say almost nothing about this temple except to repeat that it is the 51st of eighty-eight pilgrimage in Shikoku circuit forming, so for me it was a great and pleasant surprise to discover one of the most interesting that I have seen in Japan. Not only a temple to see and discover but above all a place to live for a couple of hours fully immersed himself in the unique atmosphere.
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  • Ishite-ji Temple No. 51-temple pilgrimage, Shikoku 88 places is of course correct historical temple like I think, but to me, an odd feeling environment there was felt here. Mantra through the cave of narrow, dark is the Golden Tower. Billboard did not know what is here and what implications the sensibility of our neck Antic in big letters was written there. I'm "jealous" was sold in the shops at the entrance of the grounds was a ishite-ji Temple famous.
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