Shikoku Henro for Outside Japan


Welcome to my website. Thank you for having an interest in the Shikoku Henro.


This cat is called Maneki-neko (Welcome or good fortune Kitty) in Japan.
(At the store at Temple No. 51, Ishiteji)



This page is a website of the unique and only English language guide map "Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide"and English explanation book "Visiting the Sacred Sites of Kukai".
For the most part, the site includes information that could not be included in the guidebook itself, but some negative information about the Henro is also included. I have great affection for the Shikoku Henro and my desire is that it becomes more wonderful and heart warming than present time.
Even though the books I have edited have been written in English and Korean, it is difficult for those living outside of Japan to obtain them. This site has been built for people around the world who would like to purchase these books at a reasonable cost. People living in Japan can purchase the books on, but shipping charges to other countries is very expensive.


外国人の方々に遍路を紹介・案内する活動をしている私は2種類の本を刊行させていただいています。そのうちの1冊 [Visiting the Sacred Sites of Kukai] は遍路とはどのようなものであるかを説明するものであり、もう1冊は実際に四国を歩いて巡拝するための地図 [Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide] です。
なお、下記の Announcement に関する文章の内容は [Visiting the Sacred Sites of Kukai] に記載された内容の多くを包含しています。
私の編集した四国遍路に関する書籍は、英語や韓国語であるにもかかわらず、外国の方々には入手しにくいので、世界中の方々がリーズナブルな値段で入手できるようにこのサイトを設けました。日本国内の方は が利用できますが、 は外国への送料が高い。


A comprehensive guide on the Shikoku pilgrimage route have been released by six languages from Tourism Tokushima web site.
I have input all my knowledge, experience, and heart and soul.
This web site must be useful for lots of foreign Henro.
And I will publish other method in the near future too. (As of April 2016)
Thank you for many cooperation, example translater, 88 temples, inside Shikoku people, and Odaishi-san.

[Shikoku Japan 88 Route Giude]の情報を更新している中で、外国人の方々からの様々な質問に対応してきました。下記の文書は今まで個別に対応してきた彼らからの数々の質問や疑問を全てまとめる考え方で編集しました。日本語換算で約5万での分量です。しかし残念ながら私の外国語に対する知識は一般的な日本人と同様に深くなく、この原稿を外国語に翻訳する資金の見込みがないまま執筆を続けていましたが、思いもかけず徳島県観光協会から翻訳資金の提供を申し出ていただきました。この援助があったからこそ本書を5か国語(英語・フランス語・韓国語・中文繁体字・中文簡体字)に翻訳して世に出すことができたのです。ここに徳島県観光協会と、私の活動の原動力となっている一人一人の外国人遍路の方々に心から感謝の意を表します。

Comprehensive Information by PDF version

English Prototype

Français Prototype

繁體中文版 Prototype

Korean Prototype

The Information of Books

The books edited by me are translations into English and Korean of two books that are called the "Walking Henro's Bible" and were written by the late Mr. Tateki Miyazaki (1935-2010). I received permission from him to translate and edit both books and then, because the books were written for Japanese, edited the arrangement of the information to make it easier for non-Japanese to understand. In addition I have condensed so many latest information by enormous documents investigations and field works.
During the period of economic growth in Japan following WW2, the henro trail was left to decay and waste and Mr. Miyazaki took it upon himself to resurrect the traditional trail. I understand that, with no help and no intention of commercial gain, he cleared the weeds that had overgrown the trail and set up the many, many red path markers and sign posts. It is to his merit that henro today can make plans and walk the henro trail safely. I was able to meet him before his death and both his actions and his way of thinking had an influence on me. Mr. Miyazaki's activities are being continued after his death by the "Henro Michi Preservation Cooperation Association."


Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide
The detailed maps with which you can walk along the 1150km pilgrim trail and some explanation (1728 yen, tax incl.)
Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide for KOREA
The Korean language version of "Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide" (2100 yen, tax incl.)
Visiting tha Sacred Sites of Kukai
amazon Kindle edition available (July, 2014)
Detailed explanations for planning and walking the pilgrim trail, with information on 238 related temples (1620 yen, tax incl.)

4th edition have published at September 2015. (Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide) I hope this book must help the many walking HENRO.
The consumption tax in Japan have been 8% from 5% in April 2014, the price of these books also up slightly.
As for "Visiting the Sacred Sites of Kukai" (Kindle edition), you can read in the smartphone even if you do not have Kindle with each amazon site around the world (US$8.5).

88 Route Guide の4版を2015.9に刊行することができました。この本が歩き遍路にとって役に立つことを願ってやみません。
Visiting the Sacred Sites of Kukai (Kindle edition)はKindleがなくてもスマートフォンで読め、世界中の各アマゾンサイトで購入(US$8.5)できます。

Method of ordering and payment

Please refer to the International Price Chart below and send an email to me. After I verify your email address, I will send you a request (in Japanese Yen) via PayPal. As far as I know, PayPal is the lowest priced system allowing anyone with an email address and a credit card to send money internationally. After confirming your payment, I will send your books from Osaka, Japan. Because i manage this site personally, it may take 2-3 days for me to ship your order.

あなたは下のInternational Price Chart を参照して、私にe-mailを送ってください。私はあなたのe-mailを確認するとPayPalを経由してあなたにリクエストを送ります。

PayPal System

Please include the following information in your e-mail:
A : Book title
B : The number of books requested
C : Destination (receiver's address)
D : Delivery method

A : 本のタイトル
B : 冊数
C : 送り先
D : 発送方法の選択

 International Price Chart
 quantity  books  amount (SAL)
 1 book  Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide (English)  2300 yen
 1 book  Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide (Korean)  2600 yen
 1 book  Visiting the Sacred Sites of Kukai  2200 yen
 2 books  88 Route Guide (English & Korean versions) 4700 yen
 2 books  88 Route Guide (English) & The Sacred Sites of Kukai  4200 yen
 2 books  88 Route Guide (Korean) & The Sacred Sites of Kukai  4600 yen
 3 books  88 Route Guide (English & Korean) & The Sacred Sites  6660 yen

Charges included in the above table
Books, shipping, and PayPal handling fee
Payment Currencies
Please make your payment in Japanese Yen. I do not accept payment in any other currency.
Shipping Charges
Actual shipping charges vary by country. However, because i don't want to discriminate and charge more or less depending on the distance from Japan i have set the same shipping rate for all countries.
Shipping Method
Shipping is done via SAL (economy airmail). According to my past experience these shipments seem to arrive in approximately 6-10 days. If you would like me to ship your books via EMS (Express Mail Service) or airmail, please indicate this information in your email to me. I will inform you of the cost including this shipping preference in my email to you. If you approve it, i will then send you a payment request via PayPal.
[Required days as reported by Japan Post]
EMS: 3-7 days
Airmail: 5-11 days
SAL (economy airmail): 7-20 days
A copy of the foreign language pamphlet I made giving a summary of the Shikoku Henro will be included in each shipment.


My email

リンク / LINK

Thank you very much for their cooperation, I owe a great deal to them.
彼らは「Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide」を刊行するために、ひとかたならない協力をいただいた方々です。

Mr. Moreton

Turism Shikoku Pamphlet (English Henro Map)
(Francais Henro Map)
(Korean Henro Map)
(Traditional Chinese Henro Map)
(Simple Chinese Henro Map)
Henro Pamphlet (English)
Mt. Ishizuchi Detailed Map

Note: The contents of this page can be changed without a previous notice.

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