Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage:
Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage is the term for the Buddhist pilgrimage to 88 temples around the island of Shikoku.
Introducing the Kochi section of this 1200km trek through the history,
sacred sites and nature of Japan’s smallest main island.
Whether it is to find yourself, reconnect with nature or discover the beauty of Japan’s ancient temples, people choose to walk the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage for a variety of reasons.
In Kochi, the wilderness that the monk would have experienced over 1200 years ago seems almost unchanged.
Architecture, sights and cuisine can teach us a lot about an area.
You are sure to meet many, because of a special custom called “osettai”.
People living in Shikoku know how hard it is to visit all 88 temples on foot, so they respect and want to support pilgrims.
Those walking the pilgrimage route will be given encouraging words, food, or drinks along their journey.
The warm and welcoming locals will make your trip something special.