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Isaniwa Shrine, Matsuyama

#2 of 37 in Historic Sites in Matsuyama
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Following a climb up a long flight of rough stone steps, admire Isaniwa Shrine, a 17th-century structure built in the rare hachiman-zukuri style. According to legend, the shrine occupies the site where Emperor Chuai and Empress Jingu often bathed in one of the oldest hot springs in Japan. The shrine regularly hosts special events, including ceremonies like Shinto weddings and blessings of newborn children. PutIsaniwa Shrine into our Matsuyama tour itinerary planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • A second cousin to the more popular shine it is worth walking up the long set of stairs to see the city below. This is an active shrine and you can expect to see worshipers here. Take a few...  more »
  • The Shrine was situated near the Dogo Onsen Station, by walking up a flight of stone stairway to the hill top. A small one and we didn't tour in details.  more »
  • Beautiful shrine some interesting pictures were inside.
  • A beautiful Shinto shrine.
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