Category: Preparation


What about public restroom ?

Indeed, I myself wondered about the restroom along the Shikoku Henro Pilgrimage route before my departure. So let me comment from my experience. Along the route, there’re of course some public restrooms and you can also find them at each temple. In addition, since local people understand pilgrimage culture, they usually kindly let you use …


Osettai (お接待)

One thing which I was surprised during my pilgrimage was Osettai culture. Walking pilgrims sometimes get offer of free accommodation, resting place, food, drinks and free ride. It seems that local people in Shikoku especially elder people consider walking pilgrims as Kobo-Daishi (founder of Koya-san and this Shikoku Henro Pilgrimage). And because of that Osettai …


When to go ?

I myself did the Shikoku Henro Pilgrimage from the end of January to the end of February using 35 days. I personally think this was the right choice because of following reasons. There’re not so many pilgrims, so it was fairly easy to find accommodation and get “goshuin” (temple stamp) on the “nokyo-cho” I enjoyed …