Group of Henro at Zentsuji Temple - The Shikoku Pilgrimage is a trail of 88 temples on the island of Shikoku. It is believed all 88 temples were visited by the famous Buddhist monk Kukai, founder of the Shingon school of Buddhism. The pilgrimage is traditionally completed on foot, but modern pilgrims use cars, taxis, buses, bicycles or motorcycles. The walking course is approximately 1200km long and can take at least a month to complete. "Henro" is the Japanese word for pilgrim; they are recognizable by their white clothing, sedge hats, and walking sticks.