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    Post by Shikoku Henro Trail on Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:29 am

    Originally posted by several members between 2011 and 2017.
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    E

    « Thread started on: May 19th, 2011, 12:58am »
    I'm not sure if you've heard of www.couchsurfing.com?
    It's an exceptional international community of people who host visitors for free.
    There are quite a few couch surfing hosts on Shikoku but you have to put in the right search parameters. It's a while since I did a search but I think it's best by prefecture, or even township.
    On this site there are numerous 'interest' groups and there is even one for the pilgrimage cheesy

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    MrDome

    « Reply #1 on: Aug 31st, 2011, 05:48am »
    I think this is a wonderful suggestion, I almost overlooked. My biggest concern is how to finance all those accommodation nights.

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    Daniel Vittori

    « Reply #2 on: Apr 2nd, 2012, 10:53pm »
    Hey E, Thanx for sharing this. Smile

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    CheekySoul

    « Reply #3 on: Oct 5th, 2012, 5:16pm »
    I walked around the 88 temples in October / November 2011. I had planned on camping out most of the way but I ended up staying in a variety of different places, many of which were provided on a list I received at temple one.

    The list was in English and I later discovered there is a longer Japanese version with many more cheap and often free places to stay.

    I have put together the list I was given on the website I created when I returned from Shikoku. I have added comments for the places I stopped at. There are some great places where you can stay for free or for relatively little cost.

    http://walkingmylife.weebly.com/lodgings.html

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    dukkha

    « Reply #4 on: Oct 14th, 2012, 03:14am »
    @cheekysoul, thanks for this, it will come in useful for my December trip.

    dukkha

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    daraohuiginnca

    « Reply #5 on: Sep 9th, 2013, 08:39am »
    thank you for mentioning this. I am a couch surfing member and we host people here in ottawa canada often. Any Henro coming to Canada will be very welcome here.
    When I do my second Henro walk I will certainly look to couch surf some of the time to meet people.

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    jub

    « Reply #6 on: Sep 26th, 2013, 2:09pm »
    I walked the temple earlier this year, though the free temple accommodation was good I camped out in the Herno huts for the majority of the nights. I did take a tent but ended up passing it on as it was simply to heavy and I had no need of it. All in all I didn't spend a single pence on accommodation in the 60ish days I was walking. Hope this helps and yes there where a few very cold nights.

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    pelgrimyvonne

    « Reply #7 on: Mar 18th, 2014, 07:25am »
    How did you find the free Henro huts? Did you have a list? Do you speak Japanese? I am planning to walk the trail the end of september. A tent is too heavy for me. I can carry a sleeping bag. Do you have some advice for me?

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    NickittenPierre

    « Reply #8 on: May 29th, 2017, 10:47pm »
    Your suggestion is good for accommodation. I really like it your post and inspired .

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    CheekySoul

    « Reply #9 on: May 29th, 2017, 10:57pm »
    The following list is an updated list following my second pilgrimage in 2015 -

    Cheap Lodgings
    http://88again.weebly.com/lodgings.html

    Henro Huts
    http://88again.weebly.com/henro-huts.html

    There are many more huts beside the henro huts. I've listed the henro huts as they appear around Shikoku.

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    Boreq

    « Reply #10 on: Jun 16th, 2017, 01:12am »
    This is the list that I used, which never had me run into trouble:

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

    I tried couchsurfing, but this may only be a success in the larger cities of Shikoku. Too few hosts in the country side.

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    Hauro

    « Reply #11 on: Nov 19th, 2017, 08:23am »
    on May 29th, 2017, 10:57pm, CheekySoul wrote:
    The following list is an updated list following my second pilgrimage in 2015 -
    Cheap Lodgings
    http://88again.weebly.com/lodgings.html
    Henro Huts
    http://88again.weebly.com/henro-huts.html


    These links are dead by now. It seems the new locatons are:
    http://walkingmylife.weebly.com/lodgings.html
    http://walkingmylife.weebly.com/places-lodged-2015.html

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    CheekySoul

    « Reply #12 on: Nov 19th, 2017, 4:44pm »
    All lodging links -

    Full List
    http://walkingmylife.weebly.com/lodgings.html

    Places Lodged in 2015
    http://walkingmylife.weebly.com/places-lodged-2015.html

    Henro Huts
    http://walkingmylife.weebly.com/henro-huts.html

    Henro House
    http://walkingmylife.weebly.com/henro-house.html





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