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    A peek into the Shikoku Pilgrimage, a centuries-old Buddhist Pilgrimage route on the island of Shikoku, south of the Japanese mainland. People travel from all over the world to visit the 88 temples, covering over 1,000 miles. Some travel it by bike in under a month. Others do the pilgrimage by foot over several months. In addition to this travelogue it's worth consulting

    Mount Koya (Koyasan), Japan. The center of Shingon Buddhism, a Buddhist sect introduced to Japan in 805 by Kobo Daishi, one of Japan's most significant religious figures. A small, secluded temple town has developed around the sect's headquarters that Kobo Daishi built on this wooded mountaintop. It is also the site of Kobo Daishi's mausoleum and the start and end point of the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage. Temple lodgings are available, as are shojin ryori meals (temple-based vegetarian…

    Tatsue-ji temple stay Temple number 19 of Shikoku's 88 temple circuit, Tatsue-ji offers overnight stays in simple shukubo lodgings. A short distance from the city of Tokushima, Tatsue-ji is temple number 19 on Shikoku's famous 88 temple circuit, Japan's most significant Buddhist pilgrimage route. - See more at:

    This is a robe of pilgrim which has stamps on by walking the pilgrimage of 88 temples in Shikoku. There are 88 stamps approximately, and the first one was stamped from the back and the last one was on left front sleeve. It represent his/her great effort and devotion

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