Walk? Cycle? Tour? Train? Ohenro your own way!

On average, it takes about six weeks to walk the entire 1200 kilometers of the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage (traditionally called ohenro). However, it is certainly not required to walk the whole way or complete the loop in one go (phew! That's a relief)! In fact, it is common to split the journey among several visits, sometimes spread over many years. Whether you want to drive, take public transportation or join a group tour, all personal customizations are welcome!✨

Anabuki Travel, Shikoku Tours, and Japan Travel offer diverse itineraries for those who may be a bit overwhelmed by the idea of planning their own logistics. Cycling between temples through Kochi's charming seaside towns, or touring some of the top destinations on a 4-day self-drive package, you're sure to find a plan that fits your interests. If not, you will have gained tons of ideas to customize your own journey

If you have the chance though, we recommend joining a tour led by veteran guides known as sendatsu. Easily recognizable by their red staffs, sendatsu are those who have completed the pilgrimage at least four times. Before the era of online maps and smartphone apps, pilgrims used to employ sendatsu to guide the way. Although you can access every kind of information online today, there is something very special about doing it the traditional way. Besides, sendatsu are full of fascinating stories from their own pilgrimage experiences, some of the many things Google might not be able to offer

At the end of the day, no matter how you choose to experience the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage, it's sure to stay with you as a life-long memory

Anabuki Travel: https://anabuki-travel.com/en/
Shikoku Tours: https://www.shikokutours.com/shikoku-pilgrimage
Japan Travel: https://en.shop.japantravel.com/japan/tours/kochi-ohenro-highlights-tour

Special thanks to Shikoku Tours for letting us share some of their gorgeous photos!

Learn all about ohenro: https://visitkochijapan.com/en/highlights/henro
  • Walk? Cycle? Tour? Train? Ohenro your own way!

  • Walk? Cycle? Tour? Train? Ohenro your own way!

  • Walk? Cycle? Tour? Train? Ohenro your own way!