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Kochi - Henro Pilgrimage, Zazen Meditation & Shakyo Writing

Unique Experience

Kosuke K.

Kochi
English, Japanese (Native)
7 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

Let's experience Henro Pilgrimage Walking! And enjoy Zazen Meditation & Shakyo Writing at Chikurinji Temple. In Makino Botanical Garden you will enjoy the patio lunch.

Of course, you will see and smell beautiful flowers and plants there.


Meeting Point

At your hotel or the place of your convenience

10:00 AM

Harimayabashi ( Harimaya Bridge )

At this station, we will ride a street car.

10:40 AM

Monjyu Dori Station

After getting off a street car at this station, we will start Ohenro Pilgrimage Walking ( about 50 min walking ).

11:40 AM

Makino Botanical Garden

We will stroll in the garden and watch some seasonal plants & flowers.

12:10 PM

At the patio of Makino Botanical Garden

You can enjoy the lunch including local specialty at the patio surrounded by many plants inside the botanical garden.

01:20 PM

Strolling through the garden to Chikurinji Temple

You can watch many beautiful flowers and various plants which Dr. Makino found and named.

02:00 PM

In Chikurinji Temple

You can experience Zazen Meditation & Shakyo Writing at Chikurinji Temple. A monk will guide you not only in the main hall of the temple but also around an old and tasteful garden covered with moss.

05:00 PM

At your hotel or the place of your convenience

See you off at the place of your convenience.

Ending Point

At your hotel or the place of your convenience

What to Expect

Shikoku Henro Pilgrimage is the journey to 88 sacred temples of Shikoku Island and its distance is 1,200km. The circular pilgrimage route is the most famous and popular pilgrimage in Japan. In this tour you will walk for 2.5km along the route. During the walking you will see some common scenes of rural areas such as an elementary school, street cars, rice field, grocery stores, Japanese houses and so on. You may have an opportunity to speak with local people. Let's enjoy Zazen Meditation and Shakyo writing at Chikurinji temple. You can use a chair during Shakyo and sit cross-legged on a comfortable cushion during Zazen Meditation.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

The followings are paid in cash on the day of the tour.

transportation fee: street car (you and the guide) 200 yen per person

a taxi about 3000 yen

entrance fee (you and the guide): Makino Botanical Garden 730 yen per person

lunch (you and the guide) : about 1300 yen per person

Meditation & Shakyo Writing( you ): 3000 yen per person


Important Information

I can guide you in any place of Kochi prefecture if you pay my transportation fee.

In Kochi city the public transportation system is not well-developed, so it is better to use a private taxi. Please wear suitable shoes for walking. In Kochi, there are many places where you can’t use your credit cards, for example, some ticket windows or shops, so please exchange your dollars for Japanese yen before coming to Kochi.

Travel insurance is not included in our tours. I would recommend you take out your own travel insurance just in case of any unexpected accident, loss, or damaging others' property. You can find the counter of a few insurance companies at the airport when you arrive.


Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 8 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 3 to 7 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 2 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

Can we change the place we visit?

Yes, we can . As long as time allows.

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