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While the 88 Temple Pilgrimage in Shikoku is famous, there are many different temple and shrine pilgrimage routes across Japan. Walk the Kumano Kodo route, or check out the Chichibu Pilgrimage walk in Saitama, a fun trip from Tokyo. Whether by foot, bus or taxi, book the right tour for your needs.
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  1. No.1
    Ideal for pilgrims and visitors with limited time, see your desired temples at your own pace by private taxi. Multiple days also available!
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD385.78

    Daily
    (morning, afternoon, evening)
  2. No.2
    Try out the elegant outfits worn by pilgrims during the Heian period, for cool pictures. Take a walk around Mt.Nachi, and experience the Kumanokodo Route in a whole new way!

    From USD19.68

    Daily
    1 - 2 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. No.3
    The Saigoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage is the oldest such route in Japan. Travel part of the historic route in a comfortable taxi and visit Tsubosakadera, Okadera, Hasedera, Hokiin, and Nanendo Temples.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD355.76

    Daily
    7 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. Follow the path of the monk, Kukai, by visiting the Yashima Temple, known to be one of the 88 temples of the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Discover the history behind the Genpei War by visiting the battlegrounds and museum by taxi.
    English Available
    Pick-up Provided

    USD76.27

    Daily
    3 - 3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  5. Relive history by visiting Ishiteji, one of the 88 temples of the Shikoku Pilgrimage and learn how to write haiku! Slip back in time at Matsuyama Castle, and discover the haiku mind with your guide.
    English Available

    USD246.03

    Daily
    7 hour(s) (morning)
  6. Make a pilgrimage through the city of Kirishima and pay a visit to the Gods enshrined within. Stop by the unique natural forests created by molten lava from volcanoes near by.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD255.87

    Daily
    6 - 6.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  7. Explore various temples comfortably on a private taxi as you take a tour around the towns of Yamagata to pay a visit to the Seven Gods of luck and fortune.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD158.94

    Daily
    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  8. Let the local drivers take you around for a spiritual journey to visit the 33 Mogami Bodhisattvas in Yamagata. Enjoy from a one day or two day pilgrimage experience.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD508.60

    Daily
    8 hour(s) - 2 day (morning)
  9. Visit Mitsumine Shrine, Chichibu Shrine, and Hodosan Shrine, known as places of healing. Also, ride downstream on the Ara River in Nagatoro for a cooling interlude.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD314.92

    Daily
    9 hour(s) (morning)
  10. The Seven Deities of Good Fortune are each said to bring great luck in their areas. Trace the pilgrimage route in a comfortable taxi and test it yourself.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD205.68

    Daily
    4.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  11. Visit 13 Buddhist images at temples and shrines, tracing the route of old pilgrimages for a glimpse at the history and culture of old Japan.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD355.27

    Daily
    8.5 hour(s) (morning)
  12. Cruise down the roads of Chichibu and feel the history of the region as you visit a number of Fudasho, temples and shrines that sold charms to pilgrims.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD298.19

    Daily
    6.5 - 8.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  13. Learn about the Chichibu Incident, a peasant uprising during the Meiji Era. Visit Muku Shrine, Yoshida Genki Village, and Ongaku Shrine on a historical tour.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD314.92

    Daily
    6.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  14. Visit seven of the temples on the Shikoku Pilgrimage Route, from No. 30 Zenrakuji Temple to No. 36 Shouryuji Temple on this private taxi tour.
    Pick-up Provided

    USD427.50

    Daily
    6 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  15. Visit seven of the temples on the Shikoku Pilgramage Route, from No. 30 Zenrakuji Temple to No. 36 Shouryuji Temple on this private taxi tour.
    Pick-up Provided

    USD330.67

    Daily
    6 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)

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