Video Gallery – Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage

A photographic tour of the entire walk:

2 of the many snake encounters I had whilst walking the trail:  

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Planning for the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage

Blogging from the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage

Gear List

Expenses – how much did it actually cost?

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6 responses to “Video Gallery – Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage

  1. Oh wow! I have about a billion questions for you about this. I had no idea there was a pilgrimage in Japan, and it looks amazing. So, it looks like you have something like a “passport” and they write caligraphy it? And you had places to stay along the way, but also had to use a tent… and there is a “compostella” at the end. 🙂 Very cool. Do you get stamps for all of the temples you visit? Did you need to learn Japanese or could you use your English? What is the route? How much did it cost you? How did you survive all of the snakes?! Yikes! … like I say, a billion questions…

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    • Hi Mormon Soprano,
      The Shikoku Pilgrimage is celebrating its 1200th Anniversary this year but it still quite unknown outside of Japan. There is a stamp book that you can buy from Temple 1 and have stamped at each temple (for 300 yen), but it’s not mandatory to get these stamps. There’s accommodation for all budgets from camping to staying in hits, free temple accommodation or paid B&B style accommodation. I speak Japanese but I know people who have walked it with no Japanese and they were fine. I still need to work out exactly how much it cost me and I’ll add a page to the blog detailing this as soon as I add it all up 🙂
      Hopefully I’ve answered a few of your questions in my blog, there’s a page on the accommodation and flora & fauna and the route etc 🙂

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  2. hi kat, my name is ivan. i have read your pages about shikoku. i have received plenty of information concerning this pilgrimage,which is important for me because i’m going to start mine on the eleventh of march. my last day is the 26th of may. i hope this will be enough. would you answer me if i had some questions concening this challenge? waiting your kind respons,regards ivan

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