Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide 2023 – detailed maps for the Shikoku Pilgrimage

Cover - Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide Edition 2023

The “Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide 2023” is an indispensable travel companion for anyone walking the Shikoku Pilgrimage.

The pilgrim's guide for the Shikoku pilgrimage - in English

The Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide has been updated by Naoyuki Matsushita and its eighth edition was published in February 2023.

In a handy paperback format (width 13 cm; height 18 cm; book thickness 1 cm) with 192 pages and a backpack-friendly weight of 250 grams.
With compact information on all 88 temples, as well as many detailed pages on pilgrimage equipment, behaviour in the temples, railway connections on Shikoku and other topics. Over 150 pages of detailed maps covering a total of 1,150 kilometres. All routes to the 88 temples and 20 secondary temples (Bekkaku) are described with distances, elevations and alternative routes.
Very useful for planning your day on the road.
Includes location details and telephone numbers for accommodation (minshuku, ryokan, business hotels, etc.). Restaurants, convenience stores, rest areas and more are also listed.

The Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide costs 1,980 yen (14 EUR) in Japan. It is available at the souvenir shop at Tokushima Station or at Temple 1 Ryōzen-ji, among other places.
It is also available from some online booksellers outside Japan.

Look inside the book

Elevation profile of the Shikoku Pilgrimage Route

Many thanks to Matsushita-san, editor of the “Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide 2023”, for providing the look inside the book files and the elevation profile.

Learn more about the origins of the Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide and its editor.

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Contents - Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide

  • Table of contents: 1 page
  • Legend: 3 pages
  • Index map: 8 pages
  • Elevation and distance map: 2 pages
  • Kūkai (Kōbō Daishi): 2 pages
  • Useful information: 5 pages
  • Proper etiquette at a temple: 2 pages
  • Oaths and precepts: 1 page
  • Basic information on Buddhist statues: 3 pages
  • Pilgrim attire and other items: 2 pages
  • Access: 4 pages
  • Maps: 154 pages
  • Maps (Mt. Kōya): 2 pages
  • Practical phrases: 2 pages
  • List of public information sources: 1 page
  • Hiking and outdoor shops: 1 page

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