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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Shikoku Pilgrimage / Ohenro

Henro Day 15: July 5

Agiri Kubokawa Michi-no-Eki アギリ窪川道の駅 –> Kubokawa 窪川 Temples: 37 (Iwamoto-ji 岩本寺) Weather: Rain Travel Method:  Walking Distance: 18.7 My alarm goes off and I reluctantly unzip my tent flap, poke my head out, and sit up on the bench. Cleaning up, packing, having breakfast, chugging half of the two-litre bottle to offload weight fill up my first hour. […]

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