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Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail Walk Only

From £1,135.00
5 Days & 4 Nights
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Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail Walk Only

  • 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
  • Relax in natural hot spring baths after a day on the trail
Walk the highlights of the 88 Temple pilgrimage trail on the island of Shikoku. This tour includes only the walking section of our longer Shikoku Pilgrimage Trail itinerary. Catch the train/bus from Osaka or Kyoto to Tokushima, where your 5 day walk on Shikoku begins. 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 Travel to Shikoku and walk to Temples 1 & 3 3.8 miles / 6 km Day 2 Walk Temples 11 to 12 11.9 miles / 19.2 km Day 3: Walk Temples 20 to 21 5.1 miles / 8.2 km Day 4 Walk Temples 82 to 80 8.7 miles / 14 km Day 5 Onward Travel

This trip has a carbon score of 15kg per person per day, meaning it’s one of our greenest 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.

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Positive Impact

We use independent suppliers to support communities along our routes, as well as work with organisations to help maintain & restore paths.
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