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“Definitely worth a visit if you are in the area”
Review of Isaniwa Shrine

Isaniwa Shrine
Reviewed 11 June 2014

We approached the shrine from above so only had to walk down the steep uneven stone stairs. Be careful, they are treacherous.

The temple is about corridors and angles - very interesting. The corridors have interesting old paintings many of which feature animals and calligraphy on the walls. A wedding couple arrived to have their photos taken in front of the temple, apparently a common occurrence at this shrine.

While we wouldn't come here just to see the shrine, it is a nice site in addition to visiting the onsen once you are in the area.

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Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

This is a nice shrine near Dogo Onsen. It's worth a visit if you're in the area and have a few minutes to spare. The approach is up a very steep set of steps.

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Reviewed 29 April 2013

We we fortunate to see a wedding progress. It was so beautiful. This is a sacred place. You must walk up many stairs to reach the temple. It's well worth it. We also had a local Japanese woman give us a tour and explain how the ceremony would unfold. Great place to go.

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Reviewed 18 January 2013

There is a steep little climb up to this Shrine. The design of the Shrine is quite unusual but it is very difficult to take pictures due to the angles. There are some nice images in the surrounding corridors. It isn't really worth a visit in it's own right but its very close to Dogo Onsen so if you've got a few extra minutes, why not?

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Reviewed 27 July 2012

The first thing you will encounter when visiting this shrine is are the long stairs made up out of uneven boulders. Don`t let that be a deterrent. What`s waiting for you upstairs is completely worth the climb. The shrine will greet you with it`s bright red exterior. If you feel so inclined, you can buy a fortune-telling slip (this is one of the few in Matsuyama that has English versions). Inside the shrine you will find beautiful paintings from 100 or even 200 years ago. Since they are pretty much in the open air, most of them have had some damage, but are still worth seeing.

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