SpotThe 88 Temple Pilgrimage

Long ago Shikoku was considered to be a remote region by the Japanese and was thus considered a perfect place in which to train mind and body. As the area of Kukai's birth, following the legendary priest's life, his pupils following in their master's footsteps led to the founding of the now famous 88-temple pilgrimage.

In the modern-era the pilgrimage has "modernized" and is something of a tourist event in contrast to being merely a religious practice as many visitors now travel round in cars, on bicycles, and even in guided group tours on buses.

A total of 300,000 or so pilgrims are believed to visit the temples each year with their unique clothing of white costumes and straw hats one of the most famous scenes related to Shikoku.

The 88 Temple Pilgrimage

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