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    16 days.Where should I start ?

    Shikoku Henro Trail

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    16 days.Where should I start ? Empty 16 days.Where should I start ?

    Post by Shikoku Henro Trail on Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:08 am

    Originally posted by several members in January 2016.


    « Thread started on: Jan 4th, 2016, 03:32am »
    I have about 16 days of walking time next Sept/Oct and would like to do part of the trail. Where should I start so that I get the most scenic part of the circuit and avoid as much bitumen as possible? Is it safe to walk alone for a middle aged woman. Have done many European Pilgrim trails and never had any problems. Rosie



    « Reply #1 on: Jan 7th, 2016, 12:35pm »
    It is completely safe to walk the henro path as a woman.

    If you are willing to use a train/bus between clumps of temples, you could do a mountain temples sampler pilgrimage.

    Here's the way you could do this:

    #11 & #12

    #18 through #22

    #44 & #45

    #60 - and then catch #61 - #64 which aren't far away

    #65 day trip

    #66 (use the ropeway to climb if time is limited; descend via trail) and #67 - take the bus back into town.

    #80, #81, and #82

    #87 and walk up to #88

    You can fill in additional temples that you may be able to visit along the way between these.

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