Do you need to be Buddhist ?

Anyone can be accepted in Shikoku Henro Pilgrimage

You may think that you need to be Buddhist to do Shikoku Henro Pilgrimage, but the answer is no (Not sure if there’s official answer though :)). Indeed, many people becomes “Ohenro-san” (Shikoku pilgrims) because of different reasons such as below.

  • Praying for their and their family’s safe life
  • Maintaining their health
  • Sightseeing
  • Collecting temple stamps (“Goshuin”)
  • Journey for self-discovery

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