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Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail

From £2,330.00
8 Days & 7 Nights
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Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail

  • The highlights of Japan’s 88 Temple Pilgrimage route
  • Beautiful trails and scenery of the island of Shikoku
  • Stay in traditional Ryokan guesthouses and a Shukubo temple
  • Fresh and beautifully presented Japanese cuisine
  • The city of Kyoto, the former imperial capital and a UNESCO heritage site
Walk the highlights of the 88 Temple pilgrimage trail on the island of Shikoku. Starting in Kyoto and ending in Osaka, this tour brings together the best of Japan; city life and peaceful rural walking. Follow trails to ancient Buddhist temples and become an ‘Ohenro-San’- the name given to Shikoku pilgrims. Soak up the experience at the traditional Ryokan guesthouses with their natural spring baths and sincere hospitality. One night is spent staying in a Shukubu; lodging attached to the temples, where it is possible to join in morning prayers.


Day 1 Arrive Kyoto Day 2 Free day in Kyoto Day 3 Travel to Shikoku and walk to Temples 1 & 3 3.8 miles / 6 km Day 4 Walk Temples 11 to 12 11.9 miles / 22.3 km Day 5 Walk Temples 20 to 21 5.1 miles / 14.1 km Day 6 Walk Temples 82 to 80 8.7 miles / 16.3 km Day 7 Travel to Osaka Day 8 Onward Travel

This trip has a carbon score of 15kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 15kg is equivalent to 4.5 cheeseburgers. Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information on how we've carbon counted our trips.


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