Tagged: Shikoku Pilgrimage

Ryozen-ji, Shikoku Pilgrimage’s First Temple

  Today, we’re leaving the Setouchi area a little bit. We’re even leaving Kagawa Prefecture to head to its neighbor in the South East of Shikoku, namely Tokushima Prefecture. More precisely, we’re going to the city of Naruto where our destination of the day is. I’m...

Preparing Your Pilgrimage in Japan?

Are you preparing your pilgrimage in Japan? Of course I’m talking about the Shikoku Pilgrimage, also known as the Shikoku Henro, Shikoku Junrei and a few others. Sure, there are more pilgrimages all over the country, but this is the one foreigners are usually aware of....

Zentsu-ji Pagoda

    Located in Zentsu-ji, the 75th and main temple of the Shikoku Pilgrimage, this pagoda is the very first one I’ve seen in my life. So, even though I’ve seen bigger, larger, older and more impressive ones since, it has a special importance to...

Motoyama-ji and an encounter…

  Today, a few lines about Motoyama-ji, the Shikoku Pilgrimage’s 70th temple. But just a few lines, as you will see, my visit turned out a little differently than expected. Motoyama-ji is located in Mitoyo, right next to Kan’onji (both cities border each other) and...

At Zentsu-ji

    Just a couple of pictures from Zentsu-ji, the 75th temple of the Shikoku Pilgrimage (but the largest and most important one as it’s the birthplace of Kobo Daishi).        

Tanuki in Yashima-ji

  When you go to Yashima-ji – the 84th temple of the Shikoku Pilgrimage – located in Takamatsu, make sure you see the tanuki. The temple is full of them, and while some of them are quite obvious, some other ones are pretty well hidden. Here are just a...