Shikoku Henro for Outside Japan


Welcome to my website. Thank you for having an interest in the Shikoku Henro.


This cat is called Maneki-neko (Welcome or good fortune Kitty) in Japan.
(At the store at Temple No. 51, Ishiteji)



This page is a website of the unique and only English language guide map "Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide"and English explanation book "Visiting the Sacred Sites of Kukai".
For the most part, the site includes information that could not be included in the guidebook itself, but some negative information about the Henro is also included. I have great affection for the Shikoku Henro and my desire is that it becomes more wonderful and heart warming than present time.
Even though the books I have edited have been written in English and Korean, it is difficult for those living outside of Japan to obtain them. This site has been built for people around the world who would like to purchase these books at a reasonable cost. People living in Japan can purchase the books on, but shipping charges to other countries is very expensive.


このサイトは唯一の英文ガイドマップである「Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide」のサイトです。
主に「Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide」では紹介できなかった情報を掲載しています。遍路を心から愛する私は、遍路がさらにすばらしいものになることを願って、ネガティブな情報も掲載しています。(×_×)


How to go? Walking Surrounding
Buddhism in Japan Recognition of History

Shikoku Photograph Collection


The Information of Books

The books edited by me are translations into English and Korean of two books that are called the "Walking Henro's Bible" and were written by the late Mr. Tateki Miyazaki (1935-2010). I received permission from him to translate and edit both books and then, because the books were written for Japanese, edited the arrangement of the information to make it easier for non-Japanese to understand. In addition I have condensed so many latest information by enormous documents investigations and field works.
During the period of economic growth in Japan following WW2, the henro trail was left to decay and waste and Mr. Miyazaki took it upon himself to resurrect the traditional trail. I understand that, with no help and no intention of commercial gain, he cleared the weeds that had overgrown the trail and set up the many, many red path markers and sign posts. It is to his merit that henro today can make plans and walk the henro trail safely. I was able to meet him before his death and both his actions and his way of thinking had an influence on me. Mr. Miyazaki's activities are being continued after his death by the "Henro Michi Preservation Cooperation Association."


Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide
The detailed maps with which you can walk along the 1150km pilgrim trail and some explanation (1728 yen, tax incl.)
Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide for KOREA
The Korean language version of "Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide" (2100 yen, tax incl.)
Visiting tha Sacred Sites of Kukai
amazon Kindle edition available (July, 2014)
Detailed explanations for planning and walking the pilgrim trail, with information on 238 related temples (1620 yen, tax incl.)

4th edition have published at September 2015. (Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide) I hope this book must help the many walking HENRO.
The consumption tax in Japan have been 8% from 5% in April 2014, the price of these books also up slightly.
As for "Visiting the Sacred Sites of Kukai" (Kindle edition), you can read in the smartphone even if you do not have Kindle with each amazon site around the world (US$8.5).

88 Route Guide の4版を2015.9に刊行することができました。この本が歩き遍路にとって役に立つことを願ってやみません。
Visiting the Sacred Sites of Kukai (Kindle edition)はKindleがなくてもスマートフォンで読め、世界中の各アマゾンサイトで購入(US$8.5)できます。

Method of ordering and payment

Please refer to the International Price Chart below and send an email to me. After I verify your email address, I will send you a request (in Japanese Yen) via PayPal. As far as I know, PayPal is the lowest priced system allowing anyone with an email address and a credit card to send money internationally. After confirming your payment, I will send your books from Osaka, Japan. Because i manage this site personally, it may take 2-3 days for me to ship your order.

あなたは下のInternational Price Chart を参照して、私にe-mailを送ってください。私はあなたのe-mailを確認するとPayPalを経由してあなたにリクエストを送ります。

PayPal System

Please include the following information in your e-mail:
A : Book title
B : The number of books requested
C : Destination (receiver's address)
D : Delivery method

A : 本のタイトル
B : 冊数
C : 送り先
D : 発送方法の選択

 International Price Chart
 quantity  books  amount (SAL)
 1 book  Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide (English)  2300 yen
 1 book  Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide (Korean)  2600 yen
 1 book  Visiting the Sacred Sites of Kukai  2200 yen
 2 books  88 Route Guide (English & Korean versions) 4700 yen
 2 books  88 Route Guide (English) & The Sacred Sites of Kukai  4200 yen
 2 books  88 Route Guide (Korean) & The Sacred Sites of Kukai  4600 yen
 3 books  88 Route Guide (English & Korean) & The Sacred Sites  6660 yen

Charges included in the above table
Books, shipping, and PayPal handling fee
Payment Currencies
Please make your payment in Japanese Yen. I do not accept payment in any other currency.
Shipping Charges
Actual shipping charges vary by country. However, because i don't want to discriminate and charge more or less depending on the distance from Japan i have set the same shipping rate for all countries.
Shipping Method
Shipping is done via SAL (economy airmail). According to my past experience these shipments seem to arrive in approximately 6-10 days. If you would like me to ship your books via EMS (Express Mail Service) or airmail, please indicate this information in your email to me. I will inform you of the cost including this shipping preference in my email to you. If you approve it, i will then send you a payment request via PayPal.
[Required days as reported by Japan Post]
EMS: 3-7 days
Airmail: 5-11 days
SAL (economy airmail): 7-14 days
A copy of the foreign language pamphlet I made giving a summary of the Shikoku Henro will be included in each shipment.


My email

リンク / LINK

Thank you very much for their cooperation, I owe a great deal to them.
彼らは「Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide」を刊行するために、ひとかたならない協力をいただいた方々です。

Mr. Moreton

HENRO MAP (English)

Note: The contents of this page can be changed without a previous notice.

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