Category: 2018 車で四国遍路I 徳島県

Kagawa and its Gem, Ritsurin Garden

[2018.04.01] We took a break from the pilgrimmage circuit on our 3rd day to drive out to the neighbouring prefecture north-west of Tokushima, Kagawa 香川. It was a decision that did not sit well with the mister when he finally realised the distance involved….

Shikoku Henro by Car I: Temples 09 – 16

[2018.03.30-2018.03.31] With little effort, we managed to complete 11 temples on the first day, of which 8 were covered in the previous post. Under usual circumstances, we would have wanted to visit the temples in the numbered order, but in cases where it didn’t…

Shikoku Henro by Car I: Temples 01 – 08

[2018.03.30] After a good night’s rest, we were ready to embark on this unique spiritual journey. As a general rule of thumb, the temple stamp offices 納経所 operate from 0700hrs to 1700hrs daily. Since it was our target to arrive at the first destination…

Sakura Season in Tokushima: A Photo Gallery

Here is a compilation of sakura we saw in Tokushima as we visited the 23 temples on the Shikoku Henro. We were very fortunate to have been in the prefecture when sakura was in full bloom there given how short-lived sakura blossoms are (once…

Prelude: The Shikoku Henro by Car, in IV Parts

Being homebodies, one of our favourite past-time at home involves travelling of another kind – watching travel programmes on the TV. Quite by chance a decade ago, this favourite Taiwanese travel programme of ours introduced Shikoku 四国 in Japan in a brief one-hour episode. Interested,…