Hiking in Japan - Shikoku (Chapter)
This is the Shikoku chapter from Lonely Planet's Hiking in Japan guidebook.
Follow in the footsteps of the great Buddhist saint Kobo Daishi (774-835), who became enlightened in mountainous Shikoku. This predominantly rural island offers excellent hiking well off the standard tourist track. In fact, you might just stumble across that elusive bit of lost Japan.
- set out on the big walk - the 88 Sacred Temples of Shikoku Pilgrimage - from Ryozen-ji , north of Tokushima City
- climb to the summit of sacred Tsurugi-san, then head west along the peaks to Miune-san
Coverage includes: Climate, Planning, Gateways, Getting to/from the Hikes, 88 Sacred Temples of Shikoku Pilgrimage, Tsurugi-San Quasi-National Park, Tsurugi-san to Miune, Ishizuchi Quasi-National Park, Ishizuchi-san, More Hikes, Town & Facilities.
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