A list of Buddhist terms, Shikoku pilgrimage gear, historical figures, and survival Japanese for henro who are walking the pilgrimage.
FAQs to help people get started in the Shikoku Pilgrimage, including time of year to travel, language and cultural considerations for rural Japan.
An updated guide for Shikoku Pilgrimage budget accommodation for walking and nojuku henro. Has photos, links to additional sources, travel etiquette, etc.
A packing list guide for walking henro / aruki henro on the Shikoku Pilgrimage. This includes information for backpackers on a budget trip who want to camp, tips for driving henro, and Buddhist worship gear.
Breaking down the cost considerations for the Shikoku Pilgrimage, and more generally for travelling the Japanese countryside. Includes accommodation, food, transportation, wifi, and pilgrimage-related tips.
An itemized cost breakdown for my Shikoku Pilgrimage in 2015 that includes transit, accommodations, food, and temple visits. The trip was completed with a budget of about US$1500.