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The trail towards enlightenment

Shikoku is Japan's fourth-largest island, home to some of the country's most spectacular and undeveloped scenery. The island is also the setting for an ancient walking trail, the challenging Shikoku 88 Pilgrimage. The trail connects 88 Buddhist temples and the full walk covers more than a thousand kilometres. 

Tour Length

We offer various self-guided tours on the Shikoku 88 Pilgrimage trail, from 4 days to 10 days.

Walking Season

Anytime of year. Suggested from March to November

Rural Japan

Tour Length

We offer various self-guided tours on the Shikoku 88 Pilgrimage trail, from 4 days to 10 days.

Type and level of trip

Our Shikoku 88 Pilgrimage tours include carefully-selected sections of the ancient Pilgrimage trail. Walking is generally on quiet town and country roads, and unpaved forest trails. Our 4-day tour is the easiest option, classified as ‘Active’. The 6-day and 10-day tours are ‘Strenuous’. Our 5-day and 8-day tours offer the most demanding walking and classified as ‘Challenging’.

Walking season

All year (the region may occasionally experience snow from December to March)

Self-Guided

Walk on the loveliest parts of the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage trail in Tokushima, Kagawa and Ehime, spending nights in Shukubo temple lodgings and the natural baths of Dogo Onsen

USD 2300
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Self-Guided

Shikoku 88 Pilgrimage self-guided 4 days

  • Duration: 4 days
  • Level: Active

Abundant nature, and varied temples with walks on sections of the ancient 88 Temple Pilgrimage in Ehime Prefecture in Shikoku

USD 1380
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Self-Guided

Shikoku 88 Pilgrimage self-guided 5 days

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Level: Challenging

The trail towards enlightenment

USD 1440
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Self-Guided

Walk on the best parts of the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage trail in Tokushima and Kagawa, enjoying wonderful views over cedar forests and rural villages

USD 1485
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Self-Guided

Shikoku 88 Pilgrimage self-guided 8 days

  • Duration: 8 days
  • Level: Challenging

Walks parts of the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage trail in Tokushima, Kagawa and Ehime, spending nights in Shukubo temple lodging with days of up to 8 hours of hiking

USD 2115
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Guided

Temples and Trails of Shikoku

  • Duration: 13 days
  • Level: Active

A small-group guided walking tour to Sacred Mount Koya & The Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage Trail, visiting remote Iya Valley, hidden temples and bathing in the natural thermal waters at historic Dogo Onsen

USD 4850
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