Shikoku Henro

hiking the historic Buddhist route, established over 1,200 years ago

In the spring of 2023, I embarked on an unforgettable adventure – the Shikoku Pilgrimage. For 45 days straight, alongside my companions, we traversed the island’s 88 sacred temples, delving into the tranquility of its landscapes and the richness of Japanese culture.

We took a selfie at every temple!
The best companions I could have wished for! 💜

Amidst the temple visits and moments of serene contemplation, there were also plenty of laughs and shared meals with my fellow pilgrims and locals alike. From savoring new culinary delights to stumbling upon hidden gems in temple towns, each day was an exciting chapter in this grand adventure.

Getting our certificates and amazing people we met along the way

Sure, there were moments of fatigue and muscle soreness along the way, but looking back, those challenges were just part of the journey. The pilgrimage wasn’t just about visiting temples – it was about embracing the thrill of the unknown, creating memories, and discovering the resilience within ourselves.

You can find the Polarsteps of this trip here.