Ishiteji Temple

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Matsuyama Ishiteji Temple | Stone Hand Temple - 51st of 88 Shikoku Pilgrimage

Matsuyama Ishiteji Temple | Stone Hand Temple - 51st of 88 Shikoku Pilgrimage

Ishiteji, literally meaning stone hand temple due to a local legend, is number 51 of the 88 temples on the Shikoku Pilgrimage. It is also Matsuyama's most famous temple, located near Dogo Onsen. Pilgrims dressed in white are a frequent sight at this large temple to the northeast of Matsuyama's city center. The sprawling temple grounds boast several different halls, a three-storied pagoda, along with various statures and small buildings on its grounds. A treasure house displays some of the temple's most important artifacts.

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