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Address: 173 Sakuradanicho, Matsuyama 790-0838, Ehime Prefecture
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Very quite and restful Shrine.

It is quite close to Dogo Onsen, so don't need to hesitate a lot. You need to go up stairs, but after the stairs it looks very peaceful and you can see the scenery from the high... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 November 2016
Hyunkyu M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Together with Ishitegi Temple a visit to Isaniwa Shrine is well worth it, not more than 700 meters from Dogo Onsen. The approach to the shrine is more daunting but easily doable, just take your time and hug the center rail if you feel uneasy. Two emperors and an empress are enshrined here. Check out the treasure hall with swords... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

It is quite close to Dogo Onsen, so don't need to hesitate a lot. You need to go up stairs, but after the stairs it looks very peaceful and you can see the scenery from the high viewpoint. Many tourists passed this Shrine, but you can see this Shrine in 30 minutes to 1 hour, so it's not a big... More 

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Thank Hyunkyu M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Isaniwa Shrine is located on the top of a small hill, and you have to go up many steps to reach there. It is maybe a good exercise. As I visited, there was no other visitor. It is nice to walk around in a quiet shrine.

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Thank Kimitaka S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

You need to walk up high which I was a bit scared. There's nothing much. Only 15 minuites to cover the whole area.

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Thank Jittima P
Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

Isaniwa Shrine is ordinary shinto shrine with nice old wood carvings. In Matsuyama there are more interesting places like Dogo onsen, castle and Ishiteji temple. So if you visited all those sights and have some more time only than I recommend to visit Isaniwa.

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Gullane, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2014

Literally a must see for those doing the 88 temples. The temple itself is smaller and felt less cared for than some I have visited.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

We were lucky enough to visit this Shrine just as a religious event was happening. Japanese people (many with their kids) were there to do a ritual (three times through a torii, bowing and clapping in the shrine, recieving some sort of grace, a piece of paper and a reed. We were invited by the Japanse to join them in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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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North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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