88 Temple Pilgrimage or a Religious Travel Around Shikoku

88 Temple Pilgrimage or a Religious Travel Around Shikoku

Shikoku Pilgrimage is also called the 88 Temple Pilgrimage (hachijūhakkasho-meguri), a very famous and important 'travel' around the island of Shikoku. The lenght of the pilgrimage is more than 1600 kilometers and it touches 88 Buddhist temples of the island. Besides these temples, there are the so-called bangai or the unnumbered temples, which can also be visited as part of the pilgrimage, but they are not included in the 88. For the pilgrims it is not necessary to visit all the 88 temp... [ read more ]