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

Book cover - Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide Edition 2023
Overview

For those walking the Shikoku Pilgrimage, the “Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide 2023” is an indispensable travel companion.

The Shikoku Pilgrimage Guide - in English

The pilgrimage guide is being updated in its eighth edition by Naoyuki Matsushita and will be published in February 2023.

As a paperback in a handy format (width 13 cm; height 18 cm; book thickness 1 cm), with 192 pages and a backpack-suitable weight of 250 grams.

With compact information on all 88 temples and information on pilgrimage equipment, temple etiquette, railway connections on Shikoku and other topics. More than 150 pages with detailed maps of the total 1,150 km. All routes to the 88 temples and to the 20 secondary temples (Bekkaku) are described. Including distances, altitude and alternative routes. Extremely helpful for planning the daily stages on site.
With location information and telephone numbers for accommodation (minshuku, ryokan, business hotels, etc.). Restaurants, convenience stores, rest stops and much more are also indicated.

The Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide costs 1,760 yen (12 USD) in Japan. Available at the souvenir shop at Tokushima Station or at Temple 1 Ryōzen-ji.
The title is also available at some online booksellers outside Japan.

Look inside the book

Elevation profile of the Shikoku Pilgrimage Route

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

Further information at: henro88map.com

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
  • Guide maps: 154 pages
  • Guide 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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