Shikoku Pilgrimage / Ohenro

Henro Day 39: July 29

Kamojima Town Kamo-no-Yu Onsen Henro Hut (鴨島町鴨の湯遍路小屋) → Tokushima Otsuru Ryokan (徳島市大鶴旅館) Temples: 12 Shōsan-ji (焼山寺), 13 Dainichi-ji (大日寺), 14 Jōraku-ji (常楽寺), 15 Awa Kokubun-ji (阿波国分寺), 16 Kannon-ji (観音寺), 17 Ido-ji (井戸寺) Weather: Sunny & Cloudy Travel Method: Walking (+ Car + Train return to Tokushima) Distance: 25.7km (+ 25.9km) 1305. 225. 15.7. 14:19. 25.7. Sigh. Breathe. Smile. Sit. Close eyes. Those are the […]

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Shikoku Pilgrimage / Ohenro

Henro Day 34: July 24

Utazu (瀬戸大橋四国健康村) →Goshikidai Plateau Henro Hut (五色台遍路小屋) Temples: 78 Gōshō-ji (郷照寺), 79 Tennō-ji (天皇寺), 80 Sanuki Kokubun-ji (讃岐国分寺), 81 Shiromine-ji (白峯寺), 82 Negoro-ji (根香寺) Weather: Sunny Travel Method: Walking Distance: 29km All the other capsules remain silent as crawl out of my cozy unit-bed. The room is a contained, detached darkness lit by a glow of mini LEDs on the […]

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Shikoku Pilgrimage / Ohenro

Henro Day 17: July 7

Kaina Station → Michi-no-Eki Bios Oogata 道の駅ビオス おおがた  Temples: None Weather: Cloudy Travel Method:  Walking Distance: 24.2 km The day starts early, too unjustly early for a departure. This is a good life, a good home, a good river outside, with good hills. We have breakfast and I pack the last items into my backpack as my host […]

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Shikoku Pilgrimage / Ohenro

Henro Day 6: June 26

Hiwasa City 日和佐市 → Shishikui 宍喰 Temples: None. Weather: Heavy Rain. Light Rain. Travel Method: Train Distance: (+14) 17.7 Thousands of droplets slowly wash away the haze of sleep. There’s something soothing about waking to the sound of rain. It was too hot to sleep well last night, and I eventually, I dozed off as the […]

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