brighteyes82 in Canada is doing 27 things including…

complete the 88 temple shikoku pilgrimage

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brighteyes82 has written 4 entries about this goal


Now I’ve been to the first 29. I am hoping to go out again once I finish work at the end of June. July is crazy hot here so I’ve been questioning whether it’s a good idea or not.
After visiting a couple temples today I’ve decided that I’m at least going to try. If I go home without at least making an attempt I know I’ll regret it. I’ll just have to deal with being incredibly uncomfortable the whole time.


Even though I do have this listed in 43 places I want to reopen this goal because it really is something that is important to me at the moment.
Now I’ve been to the first 17. I’ve met a lot of interesting people along the way and I have been learning a lot as well. I’ve visited all of the temples by bicycle, except Shosanji (12), which I hiked to from temple 11 (about a five hour hike – well worth it!).
I have a week off at the end of April and my goal is to get as far as temple 37. I wish I could take a longer vacation and go all the way around, but alas, the rest will have to wait.


I’m moving this to 43 places. So far I’ve visited the first 5 temples. Hopefully I’ll get to them all within a year or two.

Started today!

I’m not sure if I’ll be able to do the whole thing in one spurt. I would like to do it by bike, but I would want to give myself at least two weeks and I won’t have that kind of vacation time. I was considering doing it when my contract is up, but I can’t be sure it would actually happen.
So, I’ve decided to try to complete it slowly over the course of the next year (less if I can do it!). I biked to temples 1 and 2 today. I would have gone to 3 but they seem to close at 4:30 and I got a late start. I should be able to do the first 22 just by doing daytrips on weekends. The rest will have to wait until I have a decent amount of time off… which might not be until April.
It’s not the same as fully emersing yourself in it for a solid month, but it will be a good experience none-the-less. It allows me to improve my physical fitness, explore shikoku and, most importantly, explore my spirituality.

brighteyes82 has gotten 2 cheers on this goal.

  • henro66 cheered this 4 years ago
  • Donna cheered this 5 years ago


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