Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide


   Table of Contents

・ Contents: 1 page
・ Legend: 3 pages
・ Index Map: 8 pages
・ Elevation & distance map: 2 pages
・ Kukai (Kobo Daishi): 2 pages
・ Useful Information: 5 pages
・ Proper etiquette at a temple: 2 pages
・ Oaths and Precepts: 1 page
・ Basic Information on Buddhist Statues: 3 pages
・ Pilglim Attire and other items: 2 pages
・ Access: 4 pages
・ Guide Maps: 154 pages
・ Guide Maps (Mt. Koya): 2 pages
・ Practical Phrases: 2 pages
・ List of Public Information Associations: 1 page
・ Hiking & Outdoor Shops: 1 page
Price: 1,980yen (tax incl)
Size: B6size192pages (18.2cm, 12.8cm, 1.0cm, 250 gram)

This book (Guide Map) are contained on most useful information for walking pilgrims, such topics as washroom, food, lodging and distance. This book aims at worldwide introduction of the Shikoku pilgrimage. The walking pilgrimage can be completed with this book.
I gathered useful information for unfamiliar foreigner about Shikoku locality.  And put into it various ideas.

What is the Shikoku pilgrimage?
What is most important is not reaching the goal, but the journey itself.
The warm hearts of the people you meet and the beautiful nature of Shikoku you see will perfectly complement your action of doing the pilgrimage.

The Shikoku pilgrimage route (also called "HENRO") is one of the few circular-shaped pilgrimages in the world. It includes 88 official temples and numerous other sacred sites where Kukai (Kobo Daishi) is believed to have trained or have spent time during the 9th Century. If walked, the entire route is about 1,140 kilometers long which allows one to experience the abundant natural surroundings of Shikoku and presents one with numerous opportunities to mix with the local people. This pilgrimage provides the chance to reflect on one's life and to change for the better.
The motives for doing this pilgrimage are varied. For example, some come for religious reasons, some to pray for healing or safety in the home, or some in memory of those who have passed away. As well, some come just to get away from regular life, some for recreation, or some to spend time alone in reflection and to find oneself. To people today, it is being rediscovered as a healing journey.

本書籍は歩き遍路必携の人気書「四国遍路ひとり歩き同行二人」宮崎建樹著をベースにした英語版ガイドマップです。 88ヵ所寺院、沿道のトイレ、宿泊施設、休憩所、区間距離、コンビニ、郵便局、公共交通機関等々を掲載し、さらにユニバーサルな使いやすさを追求し構成しています。35年以上にわたって地図制作を生業としてきた著者がその経験とテクニックの全てを傾注し、四国の地理に不案内な外国人の立場に立って情報を収集し編集しました。四国遍路を、広く世界的に紹介することを目的としています。



Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide

-1st edition: 2007.10
-2nd edition: 2009.8
-3rd edition: 2013.6
-4th edition: 2015.9
-5th edition: 2017.6
-6th edition: 2018.10
-7th edition: 2020.3
-8th edition: 2023.2
Auther, Editor, Map production: Naoyuki Matsushita (C) 2023
Author (Map Information): Henromichi Hozon Kyoryokukai Tateki Miyazaki (C) 2010
Project Consultant & Translator: David Moreton
Publisher: Buyodo Co.Ltd.
Address: Buyodo Co. Ltd. 3-8-16 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0027

書名:Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide
著者・編集・地図制作: 株式会社 武揚堂 松下直行 (C) 2023
著者(地図情報):へんろみち保存協力会 宮崎 建樹 (C) 2010
発行者:株式会社 ぶよお堂
発行所:株式会社 ぶよお堂103-0027 東京都中央区日本橋3-8-16

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