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Bamboo Forest Trail to Ishite-ji

Teaching us that it's okay to be weird

Ishite-ji in Matsuyama is known as a strange temple. But the area around it is pretty weird too. On the path that leads there from Isaniwa Shrine in Dogo which passes through a bamboo forest, the stones have human faces. The wooden gate amid the bamboo and the lonely pagoda on the hilltop are charmingly bizarre.

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