Coming to Japan is a trip of a lifetime. There is so much to see and so much to try. For people who wish to have some deep cultural experiences, but who are not able to take several weeks in one trip to complete the route, do not worry! We have three great courses designed specifically for you.
Pilgrimage for a Day
This is a great experience for people who want to learn about the Shikoku Pilgrimage, understand the “how to” perform basic rituals and methods, and to take some time at each temple to really “take it all in”.
We provide all the Ohenro “gear” that you will need: walking staff, pilgrim vestments, stamp book, and other items that pilgrims typically carry. We also provide a bilingual guide who will gently and cheerfully teach you how pilgrims pay their respects at each temple. A wonderful day out in pilgrim attire, and a great time to walk and travel as locals do for a day.
Usually taking two thirds of the day we bring you back to the start of our journey, have a bit of a breather, and then meet again afterwards to experience Japanese cuisine and spirits.
Pilgrimage Excursion: 2 to 3 Days
For those who want to go a little further down the track, we are delighted to accompany you. We begin at the start line, gently get you ready to go and then keep a steady, but also slower pace for 2 to 3 Days. Typically traveling in the morning and getting a good walking workout, we take the latter part of the afternoon to explore local cultural spots, add some local activities along the way, and enjoy Shikoku food and spirits.
In this excursion, we take a little time at each location to learn about the local deity, engage with the monks of the temple, try our hand at some traditional activities, and make space for quiet reflection and introspection.
Expect to travel through different landscapes: city, town, mountain, river, and forest. Guided carefully by our pro team, we answer your questions and ensure that your time is enriching and rewarding.
Accommodations and all meals carefully arranged.
Contact us to secure your bookings and accommodations.