Have you heard of the Camino de Santiago?
They are the different Christian pilgrimage routes to visit the tomb of Santiago el Mayor, located in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, Spain), which has its origins in the Middle Ages.
Did you know that more than 10,000 km away there is a pilgrimage in Japan, which takes you to around 88 temples, distributed along 1,400 km?
This is the Shikoku-Henro, the Japanese pilgrimage. It covers the four prefectures of Shikoku Island: Ehime, Kagawa, Kochi and Tokushima. With more than 1,200 years old, this pilgrimage allows you to enjoy breathtaking landscapes, both mountain and coast.
Pilgrims wear a white robe, called a byakue. They are treated with the same respect as Kukai himself, a founding Buddhist monk of the Shingon sect. He established the curiously circular route that begins and finishes at the Ryozenji Temple in Naruto City.
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