KagawaHenro-Pilgrimage to the 88 temples of Kukai
What is the Shikoku pilgrimage?
The Shikoku pilgrimage route (also called "O-Shikoku") is one of the few circular-shaped pilgrimages in the world. It includes 88 'official' temples and numerous other sacred sites where Ku-kai (Ko-bo- Daishi) is believed to have trained or have spent time during the 9th Century. If walked, the entire route is about 1,200 kilometers (745 miles) long which allows one to experience the abundant natural surroundings of Shikoku and presents one with numerous opportunities to mix with the local people.