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Shikoku's 88 Temples Circuit 四国八十八箇所巡り

The 88 Temple Pilgrimage is a 1,647 km Buddhist pilgrimage circuit around the island of Shikoku. It passes through 108 temples (20 of which are not numbered), including 88 that are said to have been founded by monk and scholar Kūkai (空海), better known by his posthumous title Kōbō Daishi (弘法大師).

Kōbō Daishi was the founder of the Shingon school of Buddhism, which has its headquarters at Kōya-san in Wakayama prefecture.

The pilgrimage starts from Ryōzenji, near Naruto in Tokushima prefecture, follows a clockwise circular route, and terminates at Ōkuboji in Kagawa prefecture. It takes approximately two months to complete the journey on foot through the official trail. It is estimated that 100,000 pilgrims, known as henro-san (遍路さん), carry out the journey annually.

Most travel by bus, by car or by bicycle, and those setting out on foot are a small minority. It is possible to stay over at about half of the temples for roughly ¥4000 the night, meals included. Each temple has an official stamp to prove that one has been there. Although this is a common practice in tourist spots all over Japan, the circuit's temple don't hesitate to charge ¥300 for the privilege. Many pligrims complete the circuit with a visit to Kōya-san.

No. Temple City Prefecture
1 Ryōzenji (霊山寺) Naruto Tokushima
2 Gokurakuji (極楽寺) Naruto Tokushima
3 Konsenji (金泉寺) Itano Tokushima
4 Dainichiji (大日寺) Itano Tokushima
5 Jizōji (地蔵寺) Itano Tokushima
6 Anrakuji (安楽寺) Kamiita Tokushima
7 Jūrakuji (十楽寺) Awa Tokushima
8 Kumataniji (熊谷寺) Awa Tokushima
9 Hōrinji (法輪寺) Awa Tokushima
10 Kirihataji (切幡寺) Awa Tokushima
11 Fujiidera (藤井寺) Yoshinogawa Tokushima
12 Shōzanji (焼山寺) Kamiyama Tokushima
13 Dainichiji (大日寺) Tokushima Tokushima
14 Jōrakuji (常楽寺) Tokushima Tokushima
15 Kokubunji (国分寺) Tokushima Tokushima
16 Kan'onji (観音寺) Tokushima Tokushima
17 Idoji (井戸寺) Tokushima Tokushima
18 Onzanji (恩山寺) Komatsushima Tokushima
19 Tatsueji (立江寺) Komatsushima Tokushima
20 Kakurinji (鶴林寺) Katsuura Tokushima
21 Tairyūji (太竜寺) Anan Tokushima
22 Byōdōji (平等寺) Anan Tokushima
23 Yakuōji (薬王寺) Hiwasa Tokushima
24 Hotsumisakiji (最御崎寺) Muroto Kōchi
25 Shinshōji (津照寺) Muroto Kōchi
26 Kongōchōji (金剛頂寺) Muroto Kōchi
27 Kōnomineji (神峰寺) Yasuda, Kōchi
28 Dainichiji (大日寺) Noichi Kōchi
29 Kokubunji (国分寺) Nankoku Kōchi
30 Zenrakuji (善楽寺) Kōchi Kōchi
31 Chikurinji (竹林寺) Kōchi Kōchi
32 Zenjibuji (禅師峰寺) Nankoku Kōchi
33 Sekkeiji (雪蹊寺) Kōchi Kōchi
34 Tanemaji (種間寺) Haruno Kōchi
35 Kiyotakiji (清滝寺) Tosa Kōchi
36 Shōryūji (青竜寺) Tosa Kōchi
37 Iwamotoji (岩本寺) Kubokawa Kōchi
38 Kongōfukuji (金剛福寺) Tosashimizu Kōchi
39 Enkōji (延光寺) Sukumo Kōchi
40 Kanjizaiji (観自在寺) Ainan Ehime
41 Ryūkōji (竜光寺) Mima Ehime
42 Butsumokuji (佛木寺) Mima Ehime
43 Meisekiji (明石寺) Seiyo Ehime
44 Daihōji (大宝寺) Kumakōgen Ehime
45 Iwayaji (岩屋寺) Kumakōgen Ehime
46 Jōruriji (浄瑠璃寺) Matsuyama Ehime
47 Yasakaji (八坂寺) Matsuyama Ehime
48 Sairinji (西林寺) Matsuyama Ehime
49 Jōdoji (浄土寺) Matsuyama Ehime
50 Hantaji (繁多寺) Matsuyama Ehime
51 Ishiteji (石手寺) Matsuyama Ehime
52 Taizanji (太山寺) Matsuyama Ehime
53 Enmyōji (円明寺) Matsuyama Ehime
54 Enmeiji (延命寺) Imabari Ehime
55 Nankōbō (南光坊) Imabari Ehime
56 Taisanji (泰山寺) Imabari Ehime
57 Eifukuji (栄福寺) Imabari Ehime
58 Sen'yūji (仙遊寺) Imabari Ehime
59 Kokubunji (国分寺) Imabari Ehime
60 Yokomineji (横峰寺) Saijo Ehime
61 Kōonji (香園寺) Saijō Ehime
62 Hōjuji (宝寿寺) Saijō Ehime
63 Kichijōji (吉祥寺) Saijō Ehime
64 Maegamiji (前神寺) Saijō Ehime
65 Sankakuji (三角寺) Shikokuchuo Ehime
66 Unpenji (雲辺寺) Ikeda Tokushima
67 Daikōji (大興寺) Yamamoto Kagawa
68 Jinnein (神恵院) Kanonji Kagawa
69 Kan'onji (観音寺) Kanonji Kagawa
70 Motoyamaji (本山寺) Toyonaka Kagawa
71 Iyadaniji (弥谷寺) Mino Kagawa
72 Mandaraji (曼荼羅寺) Zentsuji Kagawa
73 Shusshakaji (出釈迦寺) Zentsūji Kagawa
74 Kōyamaji (甲山寺) Zentsūji Kagawa
75 Zentsūji (善通寺) Zentsūji Kagawa
76 Konzōji (金倉寺) Zentsūji Kagawa
77 Dōryūji (道隆寺) Tadotsu Kagawa
78 Gōshōji (郷照寺) Utazu Kagawa
79 Tennōji (天皇寺) Sakaide Kagawa
80 Kokubunji (国分寺) Kokubunji Kagawa
81 Shiromineji (白峯寺) Sakaide Kagawa
82 Negoroji (根香寺) Takamatsu Kagawa
83 Ichinomiyaji (一宮寺) Takamatsu Kagawa
84 Yashimaji (屋島寺) Takamatsu Kagawa
85 Yakuriji (八栗寺) Mure Kagawa
86 Shidoji (志度寺) Sanuki Kagawa
87 Nagaoji (長尾寺) Sanuki Kagawa
88 Ōkuboji (大窪寺) Sanuki Kagawa

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