Shikoku Pilgrimage / Ohenro

Henro Day 30: July 20

Iyo-Doi (伊予土居) → Shikokuchuo City (四国中央市) Temples: 65 Sankaku-ji (三角寺) Weather: Sunny with Showers Travel Method: Walking Distance: 25   ばかはろくでもないものにかねをつかう、賢いやつはじぶんの成長のためにつかう。おとこのかちはかねの使い方でわかるもんさ。 The fool will spend his money on worthless things. The wise will spend his money to better himself. A man’s worth can be measured by how he spends his money. – Silverspoon (2013) I wake up with the sound […]

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Shikoku Pilgrimage / Ohenro

Henro Day 29: July 19

Imabari City (今治市) → Ishizuchiyama (石鎚山) → Iyo-Doi (伊予土居) Temples: None Weather: Sunny with Showers Travel Method:  Walking (Train from Imabari to last point at Temple 64) Distance: 29 I really wish I had enough sleep. But, I also wouldn’t trade the apple crumble we made for another two hours. 6:30am breakfast is so late for […]

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Shikoku Pilgrimage / Ohenro

Henro Day 27: July 17

Imabari City (今治市) →  Iyo-Miyoshi (伊予三芳) Temples: 64 Maegami-ji (前神寺), 63 Kichijō-ji (吉祥寺), 62 Hōju-ji (宝寿寺), 61 Kōon-ji (香園寺) Weather: Rain Travel Method:  Train + Walking Distance: 8.2km (+15.8km) The train lines are down until at least noon. I finally respond to a message from Aurelie, the French henro I’d met back in Shishikui. She messaged me from Cape Ashizuri a […]

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Shikoku Pilgrimage / Ohenro

Henro Day 22: July 12

Matsuyama City 松山市 Temples: 50 Hanta-ji (繁多寺), 49 Jōdo-ji (浄土寺), 48 Sairin-ji (西林寺), 47 Yasaka-ji (八坂寺), 46 Jōruri-ji (浄瑠璃寺) Weather: Sunny with Clouds Travel Method:  Walking + Bus return to Matsuyama Distance: 13.5km   Holiday! Today, I’m going to Dogo Onsen, which was mentioned in Japan’s earliest collection of poetry known as the Man’yōshū (万葉集) and […]

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