2-9-21 Ishite, Matsuyama City
By bus bound for Oku-dogo from Mastuyama Stn.
Get off at Ishiteji-mae Bus Stop.
In 729, Gyoki founded this temple and Kukai later changed the temple to Shingon.
In 892, the name was changed to `Ishite-ji` (Rock Hand Temple) which originates from the legend of Emon Saduro and a child being bom here with a rock in his hand.
The grilled mochi that is on sale here is well known and in olden times used to be given out for free to pilgrims.