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Ishiteji

5-10 minute walk from Dogo Onsen, Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture
+81 89-977-0870
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Walking to the temple is half the fun!

Walking to Ishiteji from Dogo Onsen (up the stairs to Isaniwa shrine and then from the back parking... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Natasha I
Many tourists stop at the Dogo Onsen

Many tourists stop at the Dogo Onsen and miss this peaceful temple. Don’t make the same mistake... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
ItalyMar
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“walked right” (2 reviews)
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5-10 minute walk from Dogo Onsen, Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture
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+81 89-977-0870
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"main building"
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"walked right"
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"treasure house"
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"bamboo forest"
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"cave"
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"statues"
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"buddha"
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"pilgrimage"
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"complex"
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"trail"
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"route"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Natasha I
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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

Thank ItalyMar
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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.

Thank Perry H
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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

Thank traveler84121
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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

1  Thank Zara711
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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.

Thank TonyDelPiero
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Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

If you feel that you have seen enough temples and shrines, you need to visit this one. We came in via the back of one of the tunnels through about 100 metres of statues in semi darkness, then turned into another with even more eclectic...More

1  Thank SimonJ68_UK
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Reviewed 24 December 2016

A one-two choice in sightseeing is Ishiteji Temple, a comfortable, short walk from the must-see Dogo Onsen and stop no. 51 on the Shikoku Pilgrimages, and so you will find many here. The architecture is that of the Kamakura Period. Check out the Treasure House...More

1  Thank warren D
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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

It takes about 20 minutes' walk from Dogo Onsen. Ishiteji is an old temple in Matuyama. If you are an amateur photographer, you will love this temple. There are many interesting spots to take pictures. Behind the main building, there is a grotto, too. The...More

2  Thank Kimitaka S
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

The famous temple which can walk from Dogo-Onsen. There are a lot of important cultural properties to a precinct. Don't miss the gate "Niohmon". It's the national treasure of Japan. Please also enter the mantra cave & inner sanctuary. Quite unique space.

3  Thank DJ_SHiRO
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