the 88 temple circuit of the Shikoku pilgrimage

There are numerous pilgrimage routes dedicated to different deities, but this route, around the island of Shikoku and dedicated to Kūkai, is one of the most famous. It takes two to three months to complete the pilgrimage, but many people do it in discreet stage over the course of many years.

map of the 88 temples on Shikoku island

on the pilgrim road

a pilgrim

modern pilgrims