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Kaiganzan Iwayaji Temple

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Kaiganzan Iwayaji Temple

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Nanatori, Kumakogen-cho, Kamiukena-gun 791-1511 Ehime Prefecture
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Flashpacker08 wrote a review Jul 2015
San Diego, California142 contributions109 helpful votes
We met a bunch of cool local Japanese henro on the way out of this temple, which made our ability to navigate the forest trail far easier without speaking any Japanese. This is a beautiful Temple, and definitely one of the more remote ones we've visited. People we met were all very friendly and willing to help us navigate.
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Date of experience: May 2015
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FrivolousFlyer wrote a review Jul 2013
Toronto, Canada33 contributions19 helpful votes
Truly a phenomenal visit. The temple is located on a hill that does require you be able to walk a reasonable distance up and use stairs. My mother joined us and didn't have an issue with this, and there were quite a few older Japanese people visiting. The hike is invigorating but not difficult. Starting from the wooden entry gate shown in some of the other poster's pictures, you follow a paved path up through the forest. Along the way are a plethora of smaller statues, many laden with moss that is so green it seems surreal. At the top is the main temple complex, made up of several buildings. Of note: 1. There are several bells and gongs with absolutely require ringing (for fun). 2. There is a seemingly rickety ladder you can climb to a viewing platform with a beautiful view. 3. If you look at the cliff-face above the mountainside, there appears to be a face looking down upon you. 4. Make sure to check out the ceilings of the buildings, as several have some beautiful detailing. In my personal opinion, this temple is worth visiting if you're in the area. For a more thorough write-up and pictures, you can check out: http://frivolousflyer.blogspot.ca/2013/07/warning-beware-mountain-crabs.html
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Date of experience: May 2013
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Duncan F wrote a review Feb 2012
Matsuyama, Japan54 contributions23 helpful votes
Lots and lots of stairs up to the main temple, takes your breath away with the climb and again with the view once there. There is a very steep ladder to the uppermost part of the temple which is set into the cliff in a cave. Not for the faint hearted or those with short legs. Depending on when you go you can see some stunning colours, either Cherry Blossom in the spring or reds and oranges in the Autumn, I am fortunate to have been both seasons. One of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. Cant wait to go back.
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Date of experience: March 2011
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