Isaniwa Shrine

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Name in Japanese: 伊佐爾波神社
Area: Ehime
Address: 173 Sakuradanicho, Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture 790-0838, Japan [map]
Phone: +81 89-947-7447 +81 89-947-7447
Access: 3.7 km from Matsuyama Station Yosan Line
Admission: Free

Believed to be over 1000 years old, this ornate Kamakura-style Shrine is still busy – frequently holding ceremonies, weddings and traditional events. You have to climb a lot of steps to get there, but it’s worth the effort.

Dogo Onsen can be reached on the Iyotetsu Tram Line from Matsuyama Station or by shuttle bus from the airport or ferry port.