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Shikoku Pilgrimage

  • Shikoku Pilgrimage
  • Shikoku Pilgrimage
  • Shikoku Pilgrimage
  • Shikoku Pilgrimage


    The Shikoku Pilgrimage of 88 temples around Shikoku was started by Kūkai (774 to 835), founder of the Shingon sect of Buddhism. The route is about 1,400 km around, and it takes 40 days or more to walk it. Eight of the temples are within Matsuyama City, and they’re visited by local people and visitors from around the world. Pilgrims are fondly called ‘o-henro-san’, and the course itself is called ‘o-henro-michi’. Pilgrims are offered hospitality known as ‘o-settai’, and the temples are called ‘reisho’.

    Basic information

    Open time
    Times varies according to the temple.
    Depending on the place
    • Parking available
    Who are you traveling with?
    • Alone
    • Senior
    Recommended seasons
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Autumn
    • Winter
    Please be aware that changes may be made to the information due to various circumstances.
    For the latest information, please contact the respective facilities directly.

    Detailed information

    0877 56-5688 ("General incorporated foundation" The Shikoku Eighty- Eight Places Sites Board)
    Web Site
    This information is correct as of 12/2023. For details, please visit the official website of each facility or contact each facility.