Shikoku Henro for Outside Japan


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


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



This site is to non-Japanese to introduce Shikoku Pilgrimage (HENRO). And a website that is the unique and only English guide map "Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide" and English explanation book "Visiting the Sacred Sites of Kukai".
I am publishing 2 type books and doing activities to introduce, explanation and guide the Shikoku pilgrimage to outside Japan. One of them [Visiting the Sacred Sites of Kukai] explains the Henro, and the other one is actual map book for visiting and walking on Shikoku [Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide].
In spite of these books were edited for outside Japan people, it is difficult for outside of Japan to obtain them. This site has been built for people around the world who would like to purchase these books by reasonable cost. People living in Japan can purchase the books on, but it shipping charges to other countries is bit expensive.
I love the Shikoku Henro and my hope is that the pilgrimage leads to a more wonderful stage.


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。
私の編集した四国遍路に関する2冊の書籍は、英語であるにもかかわらず、外国の方々にとって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。と申しますのは日本国内の方は 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. (As of April 2016)
I have input all my knowledge, experience, and heart and soul.
I am strongly recommended that you read the following PDF as a preliminary knowledge before you start a pilgrimage journey in Shikoku.
This web site must be useful for lots of foreign Henro.
In addition, this article contains many of the contents described in [Visiting the Sacred Sites of Kukai]. (Except for the brief explanation on 238 temples and shrines)
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5万字での分量です。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 not listed in Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide





The Information of Books

The books edited by me are translatied into English from Japanese 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 and I had edited the information to make it easier for non-Japanese to understand. In addition I have condensed so many original and latest information by enormous documents investigations and field works.
During the period of economic growth in Japan from WW2, the Henro trail was left to decay and waste, them 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 achievement 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 1140km pilgrim trail and some explanation (1760 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 (1650 yen, tax incl.)

2020 edition have published at March 2020. (Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide) I has been added a new Koyasan page for this revision. I hope this book must help the many walking HENRO.
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7版を2020.3に刊行することができました。今回の改訂に際して新たに高野山のページを設けました。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 (SAL or AIR)

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
 book amount (SAL)  amount (AIR)
 Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide (2020)  2,300 yen  2,500 yen
 Visiting the Sacred Sites of Kukai  2,200 yen  2,400 yen
 Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide (2020)
Visiting the Sacred Sites of Kukai
 4,200 yen  4,800 yen

Charges included in the above table
Books, postage, and PayPal handling charge
Payment Currencies
Please make your payment in Japanese Yen. I do not accept payment in any other currency.
Shipping Charges
Actual shipping charges depended on country. However, 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
I will send the books by SAL or AIR.
According to my experience, SAL seem to arrive in approximately 20-30 days, or AIR is one week-10 days. If you would like to EMS, please indicate your hope in email to me. I will inform you the cost of EMS in my email. If you approve it, I will send you a payment request via PayPal.
[Recent Notice] I want to send it by air mail.
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The foreign language poster map, a summary of the Shikoku Henro will be included in each shipment.

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 Tokushima station KIOSK (side of ticket gate)  Boekhandel Scheltema (Amsterdam)
Monzen ichibangai (in front of Temple No.1)  Librairie du Voyage (Rennes, France)
 Temple No.1 (Ryozenji) Travel Book Shop AG (Zürich)
 Sumotori-ya (nearby Temple No.10) Tasmanian Map Centre (Australia)
 Medaka no sato (nearby Temple No.11)  
 Fureainosato Sakamoto (nearby Temple Bekkaku 3)  
Tokiwa Ryokan (Ozu, Ehime)   
  Baggage storage office (in front of Takamatsu station)

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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

Other works
(English Henro Map)

(Français Henro Map)
(Español Henro Map)
(Korean Henro Map)
(Traditional Chinese Henro Map)
(Simple Chinese Henro Map)
Henro Pamphlet (English)
Mt. Ishizuchi Detailed Map (English)

Mt. Dozan Detailed Map (English)

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

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