Created 7-Jul-16
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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.
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Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Asia
Subcategory Detail:Japan
Keywords:Daishi, Gyōki, Japan, Kōbō, Pilgrimage, Pilgrimage, Prefecture, Shikoku, Tokushima, お遍路, 四国八十八ヶ所巡り, 四国遍路, 弘法大師, 徳島県, 行基