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Shikoku Pilgrimage

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

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    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

    Address
    四国全域
    Open time
    Times varies according to the temple.
    Fee
    Depending on the place
    Filters
    • Parking available
    Who are you traveling with?
    • Alone
    • Senior
    Recommended seasons
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Autumn
    • Winter
    Note
    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

    Phone
    0877 56-5688 ["General incorporated foundation" The Shikoku Eighty- Eight Places Sites Board]
    Web Site
    http://www.88shikokuhenro.jp/shikoku88/