It is believed that Ishite-ji was first built in the year 728 by the family who ruled this region, at the request of the Emperor Shomu. The priest Kobo Daishi (Kukai), who studied Buddhism in China and worked to spread Buddhism in Japan, stayed here in 813, at which time he built a temple building. The Nio-mon, a temple gate enshrining Deva King images at either side, was built in 1318. It is said that the statues there were produced by Unkei, a leading sculptor of Buddhist images in the 13th century. They are designated National Treasures.
- 2-9-21 Ishite, Matsuyama-shi, Ehime
- Admission Fee
- Free in the temple precincts Houmotsu-kan (Treasury Hall): 200 yen (regular fee)
- [Bus]JR Matsuyama Station/Bus/20 min./Ishiteji-mae Bus Stop/On foot/3 min.
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