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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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  • August 14, 2017
    Temple Shikoku pilgrimage No. 51, relatively close to the Dogo hot spring district. Omotesando Nakamise souvenir shops and cloister format. Nationally provided most of the temple precincts are spectacular in the Pilgrim's appearance here and there I saw. It was too scary a mysterious cave that you can experience the womb realm and Kongo while walking the Earth mantra in the unusual spot ishite-ji Temple and say, there are plenty of jizo in the caves of the long dark tunnel.
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  • August 3, 2017
     Ishite-ji Temple is the temple No. 51 Temple located near Dogo hot spring.  Enter from the main gate, until the Deva national treasure, on both sides lined with shops. Within the lot of temples are scattered. We went several temples in Shikoku for this journey, but the Temple until it was within the best 2-could meet with three pairs of Pilgrim.  This temple is very many worshippers do not have externals of the Pilgrim, was crowded with lots of visitors. It is deep within the temple is lined with a hand-dug tunnel-like passageways. Went out to places such as hills, going aisle parading statues in the faint light, several dozen meters. There was a strange shape which shines a Golden Tower. It was a large Tower Tower of mantra and say.
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  • June 29, 2017
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