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Tour Experience of the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage -TOUR No.11-

What makes this tour unique

  • The Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage, known as “Ohenro,” is a trip which visits the 88 temples in Shikoku where Kukai (Kobo Daishi), the founder of Shingon sect, was born and practiced Buddhism.In this tour, we visit 3 temples at the start of pilgrimage, the first, second, and third of 88 temples, walking along the road of Ohenro.It is said that this “Ohenro” style was established in 200 years ago, not only by practicing monks but also people who believed in Buddhism and even those who simply wanted to do sightseeing and so visited these temples in Shikoku.You can feel the beauty of nature, and might even encounter cute small animals on the road.First we visit a shop where you can buy clothes and items for the Ohenro.We have lunch at a local udon noodle restaurant (included in the tour fee).If you would like to travel to all the temples in Shikoku as an “Ohenro” for about 40 days, local guides can give advice to you.

What’s included

  • Experience the start of Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage
  • Walk 6 km (out of the entire travel distance of 1,600 km on the pilgrimage)
  • You can buy wardrobe items and other pilgrimage necessities for Ohenro.
  • A guide who can speak English accompanies you.

Take a JR train to Bando Station (about 20 minutes), and walk to the first temple, Ryozen-ji.

A 20-minute-walk to the second temple, Gokuraku-ji, and it takes about 45 minutes to go to the restaurant for a lunch from there.

You will arrive at the third temple, Konsen-ji after a 10-minute-walk from the restaurant.

After visiting these 3 temples, we will take a train from JR Itano Station to return to Tokushima Station.

Meeting Point
JR Tokushima Station (in front of Starbucks)
Departs
Weekdays except Wednesday (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday)
Implementation time
8:30 - 17:00
Required time
About 8.5 hours
Price(For per person)JPY
JPY 16,000 *Including transportation fee and lunch. Not including any drinks.
Minimum number of participants
2
How to reserve
On the website
Reservation deadline
A reservation should be made at least 1 day before the tour.
Notes
●Please understand that we must start the tour on time to ensure the best experience for everyone. You will not be able to join the tour, get a refund or reschedule if you are late for the tour.
●The tour will be carried out even if it rains.
●The tour might be canceled in the case of typhoon or heavy rain, so please give us your contact information (an email address we can reach at you during your trip).
●This is a request-based planned tour, that can be adjusted to suit customer requests and accept arrangements of services.
Reservations, payment and cancellation policy
●Your reservation will be fixed after we confirm the day and time at which you would like to participate. Please wait for the email informing you that "your reservation is accepted and fixed."
●The payment should be done with cash or credit card only.
●You will have to a pay cancellation charge equivalent to the full cost of the tour if you cancel less than 24 hours before the tour's starting time.
Guide's profile
A friendly guide, fluent in English, will accompany you on the tour!
Let's enjoy a trip in Tokushima and have fun together.

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