Shikoku Henro Pilgrimage
A pilgrimage of Japanese temples
Eighty-eight temples scattered throughout Shikoku are linked to the 8th century Buddhist priest, Kobo Daishi (Kukai), and form the pilgrimage route known as the Shikoku Henro pilgrimage. People have been making this pilgrimage for centuries in the belief that if they complete it, their prayers will be answered.
In Kagawa there are 23 official temples, including Zentsuji Temple, the birthplace of Kobo Daishi (Kukai), and Okuboji Temple, also known as "Kechiganji", meaning "the temple where your prayers will be answered", as it is the last temple of the pilgrimage.
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