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Shikoku's 88 temple pilgrimage

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The Shikoku pilgrimage, also known as the henro, is a Buddhist pilgrimage of 88 temples that run throughout Shikoku.

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Ishite-ji Temple in Matsuyama

Ishite-ji Temple in Matsuyama

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Ishite Temple is a weird place. Ishite-ji, as it's known in Japanese, is No. 51 of the 88 temples that form the Shikoku Pilgrimage...

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Chikurin Temple in Kochi

Chikurin Temple in Kochi

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Chikurin Temple (竹林寺) is number 31 in the 88-temple pilgrimage of Shikoku. You'll find it on Mt. Godai in Kochi City. I..

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Enmyo-ji in Matsuyama

Enmyo-ji in Matsuyama

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Enmyo-ji is a Shingon temple in Matsuyama. It’s temple No. 53 on the pilgrimage of 88 temples around Shikoku. It has some beau..

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Taisan-ji Temple in Matsuyama

Taisan-ji Temple in Matsuyama

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Taisan-ji is a temple in Matsuyama. It’s No. 52 on the Shikoku pilgrimage. It sits on a hillside isolated from the city, surro..

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Jodo-ji Temple in Matsuyama

Jodo-ji Temple in Matsuyama

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Jodo-ji Temple, No.49 of the 88 sacred temples of Shikoku, has a rustic, weathered air.

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Sairin-ji Temple in Matsuyama

Sairin-ji Temple in Matsuyama

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Sairin-ji Temple, No.49 of the 88 sacred temples of Shikoku, stands in well-manicured grounds

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Hanta-ji Temple

Hanta-ji Temple

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Hanta-ji Temple, No. 50 of the 88 sacred temples of Shikoku, offers a sweeping view over south Matsuyama

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Joruri-ji Temple in Matsuyama

Joruri-ji Temple in Matsuyama

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Joruri-ji – Temple No. 46 on the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage has ancient trees and a beautiful garden. Standing alone in farm..

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Yasaka-ji in Matsuyama

Yasaka-ji in Matsuyama

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Yasaka-ji – Temple No. 47 on the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage has a festive air, despite the huge graveyard behind it. It has ..

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Eifuku-ji Temple

Eifuku-ji Temple

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Eifuku-ji is Temple No. 57 of the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage. A small temple, it stands in a forest of bamboo with attractive..

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Enmei-ji Temple

Enmei-ji Temple

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Enmei-ji is No. 54 on the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage. The flaming turnip on its roof represents the flaming dharma of the Buddha...

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Nankobo Temple

Nankobo Temple

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Nankobo is Temple No. 55 of the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage. It’s one of the biggest of the 88 temples. It stands in central ..

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Senyu-ji Temple

Senyu-ji Temple

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Senyu-ji is a temple in Imabari. It’s temple No. 58 on the pilgrimage of 88 temples around Shikoku, and one of the more impres..

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Taisan-ji Temple in Imabari

Taisan-ji Temple in Imabari

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Taisan-ji is Temple No. 56 of the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage. It stands on a platform constructed of massive stones reminiscent..

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Kokubun-ji Temple in Imabari

Kokubun-ji Temple in Imabari

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Kokubun-ji, Temple No.59, is the temple for the province of Iyo, in the system of provincial temples established by Emperor Sh..

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Maegami-ji Temple in Saijo

Maegami-ji Temple in Saijo

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Maegami-ji, Temple No.64, stands in the foothills of Mt. Ishizuchi, the highest mountain of western Japan. This temple could almost..

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Koon-ji Temple in Saijo

Koon-ji Temple in Saijo

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Koon-ji, Temple No.61, is unusual in that it looks more like a university library than a Buddhist temple. Inside is an equally unusual..

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Hoju-ji Temple in Saijo

Hoju-ji Temple in Saijo

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Hoju-ji is No. 62 on the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage. It's the Temple of Wealth and Happiness, but it doesn’t look like it.

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Kichijo-ji Temple in Saijo

Kichijo-ji Temple in Saijo

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Kichijo-ji is No. 63 on the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage. This temple is unique in having one of the Seven Lucky Gods as its tutelary..

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Iwaya-ji Temple

Iwaya-ji Temple

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If there’s one temple you really should visit in Ehime, Iwaya-ji is it. Its location against a pock-marked cliff inspires awe.

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Taiho-ji Temple

Taiho-ji Temple

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Taiho-ji Temple, No. 44 on the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage is alive with the awe-inspiring presence of Nature, both ancient and..

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Meiseki-ji in Seiyo

Meiseki-ji in Seiyo

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Meiseki-ji is No. 43 on the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage. There are dragons in wood and tile, and extra large amounts of moss and..

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Ryuko-ji Temple in Uwajima

Ryuko-ji Temple in Uwajima

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Ryuko-ji, the Temple of the Dragon’s Light, is temple No. 41 of the 88 sacred temples of the Shikoku pilgrimage. It’s more Shi..

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Butsumoku-ji Temple in Uwajima

Butsumoku-ji Temple in Uwajima

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Butsumoku-ji, the Temple of the Buddha’s Tree, is temple No. 42 of the 88 sacred temples of the Shikoku pilgrimage. It has an ..

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Dainichiji - Itano 7

Dainichiji - Itano

C. Rio

Temple four in the Shikoku Ohenro pilgrimage is also known as the temple of the great sun. Set far back into the valley on the..

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Hotsumisakiji 8

Hotsumisakiji

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Temple twenty four in the Shikoku Ohenro pilgrimage is also known as the Cape Temple.

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Shinshoji 6

Shinshoji

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Temple twenty five in the Shikoku Ohenro pilgrimage is also known as the Temple of the Illuminating Seaport.

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Kongochoji 8

Kongochoji

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Temple twenty six in the Shikoku Ohenro pilgrimage is also known as Vajra Peak Temple.

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Konomineji Temple 8

Konomineji Temple

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Temple twenty seven in the Shikoku Ohenro pilgrimage is also known as the God Summit Temple.

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Zenrakuji 7

Zenrakuji

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Temple thirty in the Shikoku Ohenro pilgrimage is also known as the Temple of Everlasting Joy.

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Zenjibuji 8

Zenjibuji

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Temple thirty two in the Shikoku Ohenro pilgrimage is also known as the Temple of Ch'an Master's Peak.

Kochi
Sekkeiji 7

Sekkeiji

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Temple thirty three in the Shikoku Ohenro pilgrimage is also known as the Snowy Cliff Temple.

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Tanemaji 8

Tanemaji

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Temple thirty four in the Shikoku Ohenro pilgrimage is also known as the Sowing Seeds Temple.

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Kiyotakiji 10

Kiyotakiji

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Temple thirty five in the Shikoku Ohenro pilgrimage is also known as the Clean Waterfall Temple

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Shoryuji 7

Shoryuji

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Temple thirty six in the Shikoku Ohenro pilgrimage is also known as the Green Dragon Temple.

Kochi
Ryouzen-ji Temple 8

Ryouzen-ji Temple

Yoshifumi Hara

Ryouzen-ji Temple is starting point of the Shikoku pilgrimage, and therefore, is always crowded with many travelers and pilgri..

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