In the beginning of July I was in Shikoku, a little more than a two hour drive from Kyoto. We stayed in a resort hotel in the Naruto area. Since being so close to the first temple of the Shikoku Pilgrim (四国遍路) starting point, I took a look. I’ve been intrigued by this pilgrimage for some time and heard a lot about it. Although, I am not a Buddhist, the idea of walking across an island for spiritual benefit spoke to me. I visited 3 temples, including the starting point and shot some pictures, while taking in the spiritual significance.