Shikoku Pilgrimage Images (21 images)

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The Shikoku Pilgrimage s a trek of 88 temples associated with the Buddhist monk Kobo Daishi on the island of Shikoku. This is a very special and distinctive feature of the island's cultural landscape with a long history. Each year large numbers of pilgrims, known as henro still undertake the journey for a variety of ascetic, personal or religious reasons. The standard walking course is approximately 1,200 kilometers and can take up to 6 weeks on foot - the classic way to travel this epic...
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