Category: Shikoku Henro Blog

  • Shikoku Journal – Day 00

    Shikoku Journal – Day 00

    Before my OHenro began, I had to get to Shikoku. I had been in Osaka for a day previous and did a reasonable job navigating around. Fortunately my AirBnB host had given me a WiFi hostspot but without that I was relying on paper maps. On top of that, I was determined to take local…

  • Shikoku OHenro Journal – An overview of the OHenro

    Shikoku OHenro Journal – An overview of the OHenro

    As a start to the new year I will be posting from my journal walking the OHenro in October of 2012. Before I get into my personal experience and photos there is a great video produced by NHK, forwarded to me by a fellow pilgrim, that provides a look at the details and day to…

  • Not keeping a journal after all

    Not keeping a journal after all

    So it turns out WiFi, or any internet, is hard to find in Shikoku so I won’t be keeping a journal. While I’m in Tully’s here in Tokushima I will say this, come here. Period. The people here are amazing, the temples are amazing, the island is amazing.

  • Shikoku Day 1

    Shikoku Day 1

    Just woke up, getting ready to go.

  • Osaka to Tokushima to Ryozen-ji

    Osaka to Tokushima to Ryozen-ji

    The absolute first thing to mention is how extremely helpful and patient people have been. I took a local route to get to Ryozen-ji, the first temple, through a inter-island bus then the local bus. In both places there was no English signage or guide books however walking up to the counter and with a…

  • Osaka


    After a delightful 12 hour flight from Seattle I arrived in Osaka and spent the next day exploring the city in foot, a good prelude to spending every day on foot. Once again I’ll write more at some point.