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Last Stop on Temple Tour

This temple is pretty close to the main tourist area in Matsuyama so you won't be alone here... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2018
Charming, cluttered temple number 51 on the Shikoku Pilgrimage

Ishiteji is an important stop along the pilgrimage as this is supposedly established by the... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Manila, Philippines
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5-10 minute walk from Dogo Onsen, Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an interesting visit. A pretty easy walk from Dogo Onsen. Checked out the pagoda. Had an interesting conversation with one of the monks about O-henro, and someone on the henro actually came up to get their book stamped and signed while I was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

There are some unusual features to this temple, which is one of the 88 temples on the Shikoku pilgrimage path, in particular the tunnel that cuts through the mountain behind the main temple, ill-lit with uneven steps but lined with many buddhas, there's a side...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

This temple is pretty close to the main tourist area in Matsuyama so you won't be alone here. Typical chaotic, cluttered area with shops, places to eat. That being said I enjoyed the grounds and it was certainly convenient to our hotel and onsen.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank oyeah2015
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Ishiteji is an important stop along the pilgrimage as this is supposedly established by the reincarnation of Emon Saburo, the original henro or pilgrim. It was busy with preparations for a local event the day we visited. There is a pagoda and lots of small...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nonnapn
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Walking to Ishiteji from Dogo Onsen (up the stairs to Isaniwa shrine and then from the back parking lot of Isaniwa) is the best way to experience this temple (which is temple 51 of 88 on the Henro pilgrimage). We took a detour through the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

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 from the station). Your guide...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ItalyMar
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Absolutely a beautiful and serene place to visit, Sit and relax. Beautiful Temples and Shrines, amazing architecture and picture opportunities. Many statues of various beings and gods and just a tranquil setting. Very well worth the visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Perry H
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This temple was unlike any I have seen. It was an adventure to explore the grounds. Trees and plants were overgrown hiding some beautiful statutes. This temple is famous because of the monk Kukai and is on the pilgrimage route for the island. A statue...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank traveler84121
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Wow- just wow. If you only go to one place in Matsuyama, this has to be it. Ishite-ji Shrine, number 51 of the 88 temples on the Shikoku Pilgrimage, is a short 10-15 minute stroll from Dogo Onsen. The walk to the temple from Dogo...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Zara711
Reviewed 6 September 2017

The cave there is the main factor of why I tour there. It is exciting to enter the cave with limited lighting.

Date of experience: April 2017
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