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    Post by Shikoku Henro Trail on Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:17 am

    Originally posted by several members between 2014 and 2016.
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    « Thread started on: Aug 29th, 2014, 3:41pm »
    Someone who walked the trail in Spring 2014 got the newest version of free lodging on the trail and sent me a copy. I uploaded the document to:
    www.shikokuhenrotrail.com/shikoku/HagimoriFreeLodging-Spring2014.pdf

    Sorry that it is only in Japanese, but i don't have the time or inclination to translate it at this time. Hope it helps someone.

    Thanks, Eric!

    Dave

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    Odem

    « Reply #1 on: Jan 16th, 2016, 6:36pm »
    I just learned about this pilgrimage and feel very excited just by reading the comments posted here. Thank you all of you for sharing. I completed the Camino de Santiago last year and hope to at least do part if not all of this pilgrimage in Shikoku. If any of you have information I can use, please send it my way. I live in Texas. Where in Japan should I fly too in order to get to Shikoku? is it possible to get an English listing of free lodging? Thanks. ton Aug 29th, 2014, 3:41pm, Shikoku Henro Trail wrote:
    Someone who walked the trail in Spring 2014 got the newest version of free lodging on the trail and sent me a copy. I uploaded the document to:
    www.shikokuhenrotrail.com/shikoku/HagimoriFreeLodging-Spring2014.pdf

    Sorry that it is only in Japanese, but i don't have the time or inclination to translate it at this time. Hope it helps someone.

    Thanks, Eric!

    Dave

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    slc

    « Reply #2 on: Jan 17th, 2016, 02:13am »
    on Jan 16th, 2016, 6:36pm, Odem wrote:
    I just learned about this pilgrimage and feel very excited just by reading the comments posted here. Thank you all of you for sharing. I completed the Camino de Santiago last year and hope to at least do part if not all of this pilgrimage in Shikoku. If any of you have information I can use, please send it my way. I live in Texas. Where in Japan should I fly too in order to get to Shikoku? is it possible to get an English listing of free lodging? Thanks. t


    You would probably want to fly to Kansai International Airport in Osaka (Airport code: KIX). It's the nearest large international airport.

    I have found these lodging lists online, though they may not be up to date, complete, or entirely in English:

    http://thecupandtheroad.com/henro-budget-lodging/

    http://followingthearrows.com/2014/09/22/list-of-free-or-cheap-accommodation/

    http://paolocalvino.blogspot.com/2011/06/free-lodging-in-shikoku.html

    I don't intend to plan where I'll stay before I'm there, but I'll take the lists (and a bivy sack) with me.

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    Jamie

    « Reply #3 on: Nov 3rd, 2016, 1:19pm »
    I walked in spring of this year and this is where I slept (I carried a bivi bag).

    When there was someone to ask if it was okay to sleep there I generally did. I did sleep in two places with "don't sleep here" signs (* below), but arrived after dark and was walking again before first light having left things exactly as I found them (as I did everywhere). I never had a problem anywhere. Thank you to everybody who helped me find these places on my way around.

    The entries below show:
    Temple #; Name of place; Description of where I slept; Coordinates (searchable on Google Maps etc.) to within a few metres of where I slept; what there was within a couple of hundred metres walk (key below)

    Key:
    t - toilet
    w - washbasin
    s - shower
    b - bath/onsen
    p - power socket
    r - restaurant
    c- convenience store/other shop
    l - laundry/washing machine

    6; Anraku-ji tsuyado; 3 person room with concrete floor in bell tower; 34.118066, 134.389217; t, w
    10-11; Kamojima Onsen; 4 person tatami room; 34.063003, 134.361678; t, b, s, w, p, l
    12-13; Cotton Field camping ground; 6 person hut with hard bunks; 33.968983, 134.369640; t, b, s, w, p, r, c, 3000 Yen
    17-18; Friend's house in Tokushima City
    19-20; Hina-no-sato Katsuura michi-no-eki; Eaves of building; 33.932133, 134.522498; t, w, p, r, c
    22-23; Kikuya zenkonyado; 8 person hut with futons; 33.847654, 134.584503; t, w, s, p, l, must do chores at hardware store 50m E (33.847721, 134.585120)
    23-24; Hiwasa michi-no-eki; Eaves of building; 33.730343, 134.530202; t, w, s, b, p, r, c
    23-24; Shishikui Hospital; Eaves of building (henro hut nearby); 33.566626, 134.307010; t, w, b, r
    23-24; River bank in Sakihama; Concrete slab; 33.396672, 134.208420; r, c
    25-26; Fish market building; Eaves of building; 33.286986, 134.146557; t, w, p, r, c
    26-27; Tanoekiya michi-no-eki; Eaves of building; 33.430164, 134.007937; t, w, p, c
    27-28; Kyujo-mae Station waiting room; Open sided shelter; 33.502794, 133.891213; t, w, p, c
    28-29; Near Matsumoto Daishi-do; Concrete slab (no sleeping in daishi-do); 33.590580, 133.671010; t
    30-31; Friend's house in Kochi City
    34; Tanema-ji tsuyado; 3 person tatami room with clean futon; 33.492544, 133.487904; t, w, s, p
    35-36; Shikimisaki Park; open sided shelter, benches, grass; 33.433997, 133.452265; t, w, b, r, l
    36-37; Susaki Forestry Co-operative; Eaves of building; 33.363467, 133.256759; c
    37; Iwamoto-ji tsuyado; 4 person tatami room; 33.208144, 133.134624; t, w, p, r, c
    37-38; Irinomatsubara campsite; earth floor; 33.030554, 133.023165; t, w, s (cold, 100 Yen), 500 Yen payable at michi-no-eki 500m NE (33.034945, 133.027119)
    37-38; Kaiyukan Research Center; Open sided shelter with benches; 32.800800, 132.964107; t, w, s (100 Yen), p
    38-39; Kaiyukan Research Center
    38-39; Umenoki Park; Open sided shelter, grass; 32.922389, 132.818862; t, w, p
    40; Kanjizai-ji tsuyado; 4 person room with wood floor; 32.964037, 132.564246; t, w, p, r
    40-41; Tsushima Yasuragi-no-sato michi-no-eki; Eaves of building; 33.139203, 132.521495; t, w, b, p, r, c
    40-41; Mima mich-no-eki; Eaves of building; 33.285784, 132.596044; t, w, p, r, c
    43-44; Eitoku-ji (bangai) tsuyado; 4 person tatami room; 33.531705, 132.574454; t, w, b, p, r, c, l
    43-44; Doyama Daishi-do; 10 person tatami room; 33.567328, 132.800605; t, p, r, key from restaurant 300m NE (33.568153, 132.802954)
    45-46; Kuma Park; Open sided shelter; 33.664264, 132.907616; t, w, p
    51-52; Dogo Park*; Open sided shelter with wood benches; 33.847616, 132.787770; t, w, b, r, c
    53-54; Asanami Daishi-do; 6 person tatami room; 34.008188, 132.800232; t, key from Hamada Pump office (34.008326, 132.800031)
    58; Planned to stay at Senyu-ji tsuyado (has t & b I believe), but received a hotel room as o-settai
    60; Yokomine-ji tsuyado; 6 person room with wood floor and benches; 33.837822, 133.110845; t, w, p
    64-65; Hagiuan zenkonyado; Tatami benches for 2 people; 33.929687, 133.278880; t, w, p, r, c, l
    65; Sankaku-ji azumaya; Open sided shelter; 33.967263, 133.586876; t, w, p
    69; Kannon-ji shop; Eaves of building with benches; 34.134458, 133.647798; t, w, p
    78-79; Utangura zenkonyado; 8 person tatami room with clean futon; 34.308431, 133.827144; t, w, b, p, l, 1000 Yen including breakfast
    82-83; Goshikidai henro hut; 5 person room with carpet; 34.341330, 133.962480; t, w, p
    85-86; Genpei-no-sato michi-no-eki*; Eaves of building; 34.333799, 134.157361; t, w, p, r
    88-1; Shelter at Shirotori Onsen; Open sided shelter with concrete floor; 34.191956, 134.283176; b, r

    I hope you find this useful. Good luck!

    « Last Edit: Nov 4th, 2016, 03:29am by Jamie »

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    daraohuiginnca

    « Reply #4 on: Dec 2nd, 2016, 3:36pm »
    thank you very much. I tried to use google maps and download offline maps without success. Did you use any other application with GPS?

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    Boreq

    « Reply #5 on: Dec 13th, 2016, 08:05am »
    Thank you so much!

    Just to be sure: can one (safely and legaly) camp / bivak in most Japanese parks / forests? I am planning on bringing a tent and sleeping outside as much as possible - but I need to know how hard it will be to find a good spot to sleep each night.

    Thanks in advance!




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