{Shikoku Hachijūhachikasho Meguri}

--WALKING AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION--
--For Those Short of Time--


You want to make it around the henro trail, but you don't have the time it takes to walk the entire distance? It seems that more and more people are opting to walk and use public transportation where it is available to save time. While this is a viable option, because there are buses everywhere and trains along the North, East, and West coasts, there isn't a lot of information available to help you plan.

The Japanese guidebook Shikoku Henro: Hitori Aruki Dogyo Ninin offers no help with this. The English guidebook Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide, however, does offer some advice, but it can be improved on. A basic plan is laid out on pages 41 & 42 of both the 1st and 2nd editions of the guidebook. This shows a map of the island with the henro trail and each of the temples. Also outlined are a series of trains and buses you can use to get to the temples, although some walking is still required. Using this map and information along with the access information listed in the information box for each temple throughout the book, you can get around the island. Without having tried it, though, it seems to me that there is a lot of backtracking.

Another option is available on a Japanese website from the Ministry of Tourism (and other things) at http://wwwtb.mlit.go.jp/shikoku/88navi/course/. This lays out a plan that actually goes from one temple to the next in a very sequential manner. (Like the guidebook plan, this includes a fair about of walking.) Below is a translation of the website (with a few minor modifications), including information on bus/train names, bus stops, where to get on, where to get off, distances, etc.

I also have a copy of a Japanese guidebook called "Shikoku Hachijūhachi Kasho Meguri: Dōgyō Ninin. Daishi Ga Hiraita Inori No Michi E" that seems to contain similar information and i'll go through that at a later date to see if there is anything i can use to supplement this. If i can find them, i'll add links to maps of the bus routes in the future so it is easier to find them once on the trail.

Please note: this is not a plan that i have laid out, tried, and tested — it is simply a translation of the plan proposed by the Japanese Ministry of Tourism. Therefore, before anyone asks, i have no idea how long it will take to complete the pilgrimage using this plan.

The Bus/Train information that is listed below also just comes from the above web site. I have made no attempt to verify it, so beware. On a couple of occasions, the same train or bus is listed with different schedules on different pages (e.g., 1 bus per hour on one page and 1 bus every 30 minutes on another). The only thing i could think of doing in these cases is to list which stretch of temples these times seemed to apply to. It's only a guess, but it could be that in more rural areas the buses run less frequently, hence the schedules change.

In order to tie the information on this page to that available in the guidebook Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide, i am using this icon of a walking henro. Whenever a train station or bus stop listed in the directions below can be found on one of the maps in the guidebook, i'll note that with M[map #]. If you don't see an icon for a station or bus stop, that means it is not found on any of the maps in the guidebook.

For example, since Bandō Station is listed in the directions for going to Temple 1, and Bando Station can be found on Map 1 of the guidebook, this is listed below as:

       Take JR Tokushima Line train from Tokushima Station M7 to Bandō Station M1. About 20 min.


This information is tied to the second edition (2009) of the Shikoku Japan 88 Route Guide guidebook. If you want to see the same information, but tied to the first edition (2007), click here.


If you see ways to improve ths page, please don't hesitate to let me know. Since i doubt that i will ever personally use it, it will only be improved if other henro offer advice and suggestions.


Tokushima Prefecture
Tokushima Station —> Temple 1
Take JR Tokushima Line train from Tokushima Station M6 to Bandō Station M1. About 20 min.
Walk to Temple 1. About 15 min. (1 km)

Temple 1 —> Temple 2
Walk to Temple 2. About 15 min. (1 km)

Temple 2 —> Temple 3
Walk to Awa Kawabata Station M1. About 15 min. (1 km)
Take the JR Tokushima Line train to Itano Station M1. About 3 min.
Walk to Temple 3. About 30 min. (2 km)

Temple 3 —> Temple 4
Walk back to Itano Station M1. About 30 min. (2 km)
Find the Itano bus stop.
Board a Tokushima Bus headed towards Kajiyahara.
Ride the bus about 6 min. to the Rakan bus stop M2 and get off.
Walk to Temple 4. About 30 min. (2 km)

Temple 4 —> Temple 5
Walk to Temple 5. About 30 min. (2 km)

Temple 5 —> Temple 6
Walk back to the Rakan bus stop M2. About 5 min. (0.3 km)
Board a Tokushima Bus headed towards Kajiyahara.
Ride the bus about 7 min. to the Higashihara bus stop M2 and get off.
Walk to Temple 6. About 5 min. (0.5 km)

Temple 6 —> Temple 7
Walk to Temple 7. About 20 min. (1.5 km)

Temple 7 —> Temple 8
Walk to Temple 8. About 70 min. (4 km)

Temple 8 —> Temple 9
Walk to Temple 9. About 35 min. (2.3 km)

Temple 9 —> Temple 10
Walk to Temple 10. About 70 min. (4 km)

Temple 10 —> Temple 11
Walk to the Nijōnaka bus stop M3. About 90 min.
     ---Then, either---
     Board a Tokushima Bus and go to JR Kamojima Station M4. About 10 min. (6 km)
     ---or---
     Board a Tokushima Bus and go back to Tokushima Station M6. About 1 hr. (12 km)
     Take JR Tokushima Line train from Tokushima Station M6 to Kamojima Station M4. About 20 min. (18 km)
Walk from Kamojima Station M4 to Temple 11. About 40 min. (2.5 km)

Temple 11 —> Temple 12
Walk back to Kamojima Station M4. About 40 min. (2.5 km)
Find the Kamojima Station bus stop.
Board a Tokushima Bus: Kawashima Line bus and ride about 20 min. (8 km) to Ishii Keisatsujo Mae (In Front of the Ishii Police Station) and get off.
At the same bus stop, board a Tokushima Bus: Kamiyama Line (via Ishii) bus and ride about 45 min. (20 km) to Yoriinaka bus stop M4 (insert) and get off.
At the same bus stop, board a Kamiyama Chōei Line bus and ride about 7 min. (3 km) to Shōsanji bus stop M4 and get off.
Walk to Temple 12. About 80 min. (5 km). Uphill.

Temple 12 —> Temple 13
Walk back down to Shōsanji bus stop M4. Less than 80 min. (5 km)
Board a Kamiyama Chōei Line bus and ride about 7 min. (3 km) back to Yoriinaka bus stop M4 (insert) and get off.
From the same bus stop, board a Tokushima Bus: Kamiyama Line (via Enmei) bus and ride about 50 min. (25 km) to Ichinomiya Fudasho Mae bus stop and get off.
Temple 13 is across the street.

Temple 13 —> Temple 14
Walk to Temple 14. About 35 min. (2 km)

Temple 14 —> Temple 15
Walk to Temple 15. About 15 min. (1 km)

Temple 15 —> Temple 16
Walk to Temple 16. About 30 min. (2 km)

Temple 16 —> Temple 17
Walk to Temple 17. About 45 min. (3 km)

Temple 17 —> Temple 18
Walk to Idojiguchi bus stop M5. About 3 min.
Board a Tokushima Bus and ride about 18 min. (8km) back to Tokushima Station M6 and get off.
Board a JR Mugi Line train and ride about 20 min. (12km) to Minami Komatsushima Station M7 and get off.
Walk about 5 min. to Komatsushima Kōkō Mae (In Front of Komatsushima High Scool) bus stop. Board a Komatsushima Shiei (In the direction of Sugehara) bus and ride about 10 min. (5 km) to Onzanji Mae bus stop M9 and get off.
Walk to Temple 18. About 25 min. (1.5 km). Uphill.

Temple 18 —> Temple 19
Walk back to Onzanji Mae bus stop M8. About 25 min. (1.5 km)
Board a Komatsushima Shiei bus and ride about 7 min. (3 km) to Tatsue Shogakkō Mae (In Front of Tatsue Elementary School) bus stop M8 and get off. (The bus stop isn't shown but the school is.)
Walk to Temple 19. About 10 min. (0.5 km)

Temple 19 —> Temple 20
Walk back to Tatsue Shogakkō Mae (In Front Of Tatsue Elementary School) bus stop M8 (The bus stop isn't shown but the school is). About 10 min. (0.5 km) (The bus stop isn't shown, but the school is.)
Board a Komatsushima Shiei bus and ride about 20 min. (8 km) back to Komatsushima Kōkō Mae (In Front Of Komatsushima High School) bus stop and get off.
Walk back to Minami Komatsushima Station M7. About 5 min. (0.2 km)
Board a Tokushima Bus: Katsuura Line bus and ride about 30 min. (25 km) to Ikuna bus stop M9a and get off.
Walk to Temple 20. About 80 min. (3 km). Uphill.

Temple 20 —> Temple 21
Walk back down to Ikuna bus stop M9a.
Board a Tokushima Bus: Katsuura Line bus and ride about 30 min. (25 km) back to Minami Komatsushima Station M7 and get off.
Board a Tokushima Bus: Nyūdani Line bus and ride about 60 min. (35 km) to Wajiki Higashi bus stop and get off.
Walk about 10 min. (0.5 km) to Tairyūji Ropeway M9b and ride up to Temple 21.

Temple 21 —> Temple 22
Ride the ropeway back down.
Walk back to Wajiki Higashi bus stop. 10 min (0.5 km)
Board a Tokushima Bus: Nyūdani Line bus and ride about 20 min. (10 km) to Kuwano Station M10 and get off.
Board a JR Mugi Line train and ride about 6 min. (3.6 km) to Aratano Station M10 and get off.
Board an Anan Bus: Aratano Line bus and ride about 5 min. (2 km) to Aratano Kyoku Mae bus stop and get off.
Walk to Temple 22. 10 min. (0.5 km)

Temple 22 —> Temple 23
Walk back to the Aratano Kyoku Mae bus stop. 10 min. (0.5 km)
Board an Anan Bus: Aratano Line bus and ride about 5 min. (2 km) to Aratano Station M10 and get off.
Board a JR Mugi Line train and ride about 30 min. (16 km) to Hiwasa Station M12 and get off.
Walk to Temple 23. 10 min. (0.5 km)

 

Bus/train info:
JR Tokushima Line Train: 1 train per hour (between T1 & T10)

JR Tokushima Line Train: 1 train every 30 min. (between T11 & T17)

Tokushima Bus (towards Kajiyahara): 22 buses per day

Tokushima Bus: Nijō Kamojima Line: 7 buses per day

Tokushima Bus: Kamiyama Line: 1 bus per hour

Tokushima Bus: Kawashima Line: 1 bus per hour

Kamiyama Chōei Bus: Shōsanji Line: 07:00, 13:00, & 16:00 daily

JR Mugi Line Train: 1 every 30 minutes.

Tokushima Bus: Katsuura Line: 1 bus every 30 minutes.

Tokushima Bus: Nyūdani Line: 1 bus per hour.

Tairyūji Ropeway: Every 20 minutes.

Anan Bus: 4 buses per day.


Kōchi Prefecture
Temple 23 —> Temple 24
Walk back to Hiwasa Station M12. 10 min. (0.5 km)
Board a JR Mugi Line: Asakaigan Tetsudō train and ride about 50 min. to Kannoura Station M14a and get off.
Board a Kōchi Tōbu Kōtsū Bus and ride about 50 min. to Muroto Misaki (Cape Muroto) bus stop M14b (insert) and get off.
Walk to Temple 24. 20 min. (1 km)

Temple 24 —> Temple 25
Walk back down to Muroto Misaki bus stop M14b (insert). 20 min. (1 km)
Board a Kōchi Tōbu Kōtsū bus (in the direction of Kōchi) and ride about 10 min. (4.6 km) to Muroto bus stop M15 and get off.
Walk to Temple 25. 10 min. (0.5 km)

Temple 25 —> Temple 26
Walk back to Muroto bus stop M15. 10 min. (0.5 km)
Board a Kōchi Tōbu Kōtsū bus and ride about 5 min. (3.7 km) to Motohashi bus stop M15 and get off.
Walk to Temple 26. 45 min. (2.5 km). Uphill.

Temple 26 —> Temple 27
Walk back down to Motohashi bus stop M15.
Board a Kōchi Tōbu Kōtsū bus and ride about 35 min. (22 km) to Nahari Station M16 (insert) and get off.
Board a Tosa Kuroshio Tetsudō Gomen-Nahari Line train and ride about 8 min (6 km) to Tōnohama Station M17 and get off.
Walk to Temple 27. 90 min. (4 km). Uphill.

Temple 27 —> Temple 28
Walk back down to Tōnohama Station M17.
Board a Tosa Kuroshio Tetsudō Gomen-Nahari Line Kaisoku train (Kaisoku = one that bypasses several stops) and ride about 40 min. (32 km) to Noichi Station M20 and get off.
Walk to Temple 28. 30 min. (2 km)

Temple 28 —> Temple 29
Walk back to Noichi Station M20. 30min. (2 km)
Board a Tosa Kuroshio Tetsudō Gomen-Nahari Line train and ride about 10 min. (5 km) to Gomen Station M21 and get off.
Board a Tosa Izanuma Dream Service bus (in the direction of Ueta) and ride about 6 min. (3 km) to Kokubunjidōri bus stop M21 and get off.
Temple 29 is next to the bus stop.

Temple 29 —> Temple 30
Go back to Kokubunjidōri bus stop M21.
Board a Tosa Izanuma Dream Service bus (in the direction of Machi Station) and ride about 6 min. (3 km) to Gomen Station M21 and get off.
Board a JR Dosan Line train and ride about 5 min. (6.5 km) to Tosa Ikku Station M21 and get off.
Walk to Temple 30. 20 min. (1.5 km)

Temple 30 —> Temple 31
Walk back to Tosa Ikku Station M21. 20 min. (1.5 km)
Board a JR Dosan Line train and ride about 5 min. (6.5 km) to Gomen Station M21 and get off.
Walk to Gomen Nishimachi Station M21. 10 min. (0.5 km)
Board a Tosa Dentetsu train (in the direction of Harimayabashi Station) and ride about 20 min. (8 km) to Monjudōri Station M21 and M22 and get off.
Walk to Temple 31. 30 min. (2 km)

Temple 31 —> Temple 32
Walk to Aoyagibashi Higashi-zume (The east side of Aoyagi Bridge) bus stop M22. 20 min. (1.5 km)
Board a Tosa Dentetsu bus (in the direction of Toochi) and ride 20 min. (10 km) to Minejidōri bus stop M23 and get off.
Walk to Temple 32. 15 min. (1 km)

Temple 32 —> Temple 33
Walk back to Minejidōri bus stop M23. 15 min. (1 km)
Board a Tosa Dentetsu bus (in the direction of Tanezaki) and ride about 20 min. to Kenei Tosen (Prefectural Ferry) M23 and get off.
Take the ferry across to Kajigaura Tosenjō (Kajigaura Ferry Landing). 5 min.
Walk to Temple 33. 25 min. (1.5 km)

Temple 33 —> Temple 34
Walk back to Nagahama Shucchosho bus stop M23. 5 min.
Board a Kōchiken Kōtsū bus (in the direction of Haruno) and ride about 15 min (7 km) to HarunoYakuba Mae (In Front of Haruno Town Hall) bus stop and get off.
Walk to Temple 34. 15 min. (1 km)

Temple 34 —> Temple 35
Walk to Nagatani bus stop M24. 20 min. (1.5 km)
Board a Kōchiken Kōtsū Bus: Yokohama New Town Takaoka Line bus and ride about 15 min. (7 km) to Takaoka Eigyōsho bus stop M25 and get off.
Walk to Temple 35. 50 min. (3 km)

Temple 35 —> Temple 36
Walk back to Takaoka Eigyōsho bus stop M25. 50 min. (3 km)
Board a Kōchiken Kōtsū bus (in the direction of Kōchi Station) and ride about 8 min (3 km) to Nakajima bus stop and get off.
At the same bus stop, board a Kōchiken Kōtsū bus (in the direction of Usa) and ride about 20 min (9 km) to Skyline Iriguchi (Entrance To The Skyline) bus stop M26 and get off.
Walk to Temple 36. 45 min. (3 km)

Temple 36 —> Temple 37
Walk back to Skyline Iriguchi bus stop M26. 45 min. (3 km)
Board a Kōchi Kōryō Kōtsū bus and ride about 60 min. (30 km) to Susaki Station M27a and get off.
Board a JR Dosan Line train and ride about 40 min. (25 km) to Kubokawa Station M28b and get off.
Walk to Temple 37. 10 min. (0.5 km)

Temple 37 —> Temple 38
Walk back to Kubokawa Station M28b. 10 min. (0.5 km)
Board a Tosa Kuroshio Tetsudō train and ride about 60min. (40 km) to Nakamura Station M30 and get off.
Board a Kōchi Seinan Kōtsū bus (in the direction of Ashizuri Misaki) and ride about 100 min. (50 km) to Ashizuri Misaki (Cape Ashizuri) bus stop M32 (insert) and get off.
Walk to Temple 38. Right there.

Temple 38 —> Temple 39
Go back to Ashizuri Misaki bus stop M32 (insert).
Board a Kōchi Seinan Kōtsū bus (in the direction of Nakamura) and ride about 100 min. (50 km) back to Nakamura Station M30 and get off.
Board a Tosa Kuroshio Tetsudō train and ride 20 min. (15 km) to Hirata Station M34 and get off.
Walk to Temple 39. 30 min. (2 km)

 

Bus/train info:
Hiwasa Station to Tokushima Station via JR Mugi Line train. 60 min.

JR Dosan Line Train: 1 train every 30 minutes. (between T24 & T32)

JR Dosan Line Train: 1 train per hour. (between T33 & T39)

Tosa Kuroshio Tetsudō Train: 1 train per hour.

Kōchi Tōbu Kōtsū Bus: 10 buses per day.

Tosa Dentetsu Bus: 8 buses per day.

Tosa Dentetsu Train: 1 train every 10 minutes.

Kōchiken Kōtsū Bus: 1 bus every 30 minutes.

Kōchi Kōryō Kōtsū Bus: 3 buses per day.

Kōchi Seinan Kōtsū Bus: 10 buses per day.


Ehime Prefecture
Temple 39 —> Temple 40
Walk back to Hirata Station M34. 30 min. (2 km)
Board a Tosa Kuroshio Tetsudō train and ride 10 min. (9 km) to Sukumo Station M35 (main and insert) and get off.
Board an Uwajima Bus and ride about 30 minutes to Hirajō Fudasho Mae bus stop M36 and get off.
Walk to Temple 40. 5 min. (0.5 km)

Temple 40 —> Temple 41
Walk back to Hirajō Fudasho Mae bus stop M36. 5 min. (0.5 km)
Board an Uwajima Bus (in the direction of Uwajima Station) and ride about 70 min. (40 km) to Uwajima Station M38 and get off.
Board a JR Yodo Line train and ride about 20 min. (8 km) to Iyo Miyanoshita Staton M39b and get off.
Walk to Temple 41. 30 min. (2 km)

Temple 41 —> Temple 42
Walk to Temple 42. 60 min. (4 km)

Temple 42 —> Temple 43
Walk to Butsumokuji Mae bus stop M39b. In front of Temple 42.
Board an Uwajima Bus (in the direction of Higashi Kōkō Mae) (In Front of East High School) and ride about 30 min. (10 km) to Uwajima Station M38 and get off.
Board a JR Yosan Line train and ride about 30 min. (16 km) to Unomachi Station M40 and get off.
Walk to Temple 43. 45 min. (3 km)

Temple 43 —> Temple 44
Walk back to Unomachi Station M40. 45 min. (3 km)
Board a JR Yosan Line train (Limited Express) and ride about 60 min. (80 km) to JR Matsuyama Station M47 and get off.
     ---Then, either---
     Board a JR Shikoku Bus ( in the direction of Kuma & Ochide) at the JR Matsuyama Station M47
     ---or---
     Board an Iyo Tetsu Bus (in the direction of Kuma) from Matsuyama City Station M47
     (Be careful, this isn't the main JR Matsuyama Station, but the Matsuyama-shi Station, for the private
     Iyo Tetsudō Railway)

In both cases, ride about 70 min. (45 km) to Kuma Chūgakko Mae (In Front of Kuma Jr. High School) bus stop M43 (main and insert) and get off.
Walk to Temple 44. 20 min. (1.2 km)

Temple 44 —> Temple 45
Walk to Kuma Eigyōjo bus stop M43 (Labled as "Kuma Bus Stop"). 15 min. (1 km)
Board an Iyo Tetsu Nanyo Bus (in the direction of Omogo, via Sagasan) and ride about 25 min. (6 km) to Iwayaji Mae (In Front of Iwayaji) bus stop M44 and get off.
Walk to Temple 45. 20 min. (2 km)

Temple 45 —> Temple 46
Walk back to Iwayaji Mae bus stop M44. 20 min. (2 km)
Board an Iyo Tetsu Nanyo Bus and ride about 25 min. (6 km) back to Kuma Eigyōjo bus stop M43 (Labled as "Kuma Bus Stop") and get off.
Choose either option 1 or option 2 below:
Option 1:
     Board a JR Shikoku Bus and ride about 35 min. to Morimatsu Honchō bus stop and get off.
     Board an Iyo Tetsu Bus and ride about 20 min. to Jōruriji Mae (In Front of Jōruriji) bus stop M45
     and M46a and get off.

Option 2:
     Board an Iyo Tetsu Bus and ride about 30 min. to Taōda bus stop and get off.
     Board an Ito Tetsu Bus and ride about 20 min. to Jōruriji Mae bus stop M45
     and M46a and get off

Walk to Temple 46. It's right there.

Temple 46 —> Temple 47
Walk to Temple 47. 15 min. (1 km)

Temple 47 —> Temple 48
Walk to Yasakaji Mae bus stop M45 and M46a. Right in front of the temple.
Board an Iyo Tetsu Bus (in the direction of Matsuyama-Morimatsu) and ride about 15 min. (5.4 km) to Morimatsu bus stop and get off.
Board an Iyo Tetsu Bus (in the direction of Kiji) and ride about 6 min. (2.3 km) to Minami Takai bus stop and get off.
Walk to Temple 48. 5 min. (0.3 km)

Temple 48 —> Temple 49
Walk to Takai Kyoku Mae bus stop M46a and M46b. 5 min. (0.3 km)
Board an Iyo Tetsu Bus: Kumekubota Line bus and ride about 12 min. (3.8 km) to Kume Eki Mae (In Front of Kume Station) bus stop M46b and get off. (The bus stop isn't shown but Kume Station is).
Walk to Temple 49. 5 min. (0.3 km)

Temple 49 —> Temple 50
Walk back to Kume Eki Mae bus stop M46b. 5 min. (0.3 km) (The bus stop isn't shown but Kume Station is).
Board an Iyo Tetsu Bus (in the direction of Tsuda Danchi) and ride about 5 min. (2 km) to Hantaji Guchi bus stop M46b and get off.
Walk to Temple 50. 5 min. (0.3 km)

Temple 50 —> Temple 51
Walk back to Hantaji Guchi bus stop M46b. 5 min. (0.3 km)
Board an Iyo Tetsu Bus (in the direction of Tsuda Danchi) and ride about 10 min. (1.8 km) to Kuwabara Nōkyō Mae bus stop and get off.
Board an Iyo Tetsu Bus (in the direction of Dōgo Onsen) and ride about 10 min. (1.8 km) to Ishiteji bus stop and get off.
Walk to Temple 51. It's right there.

Temple 51 —> Temple 52
Walk back to Ishiteji bus stop.
Board an Iyo Tetsu Bus (in the direction of Matsuyama City Station) and ride about 26 min. (4.3 km) to Matsuyama City Station M47 and get off. (Be careful, this isn't the main JR Matsuyama Station, but the Matsuyama-shi Station, for the private Iyo Tetsudō Railway)
Board an Iyo Tetsu Bus (in the direction of Taisanji) and ride about 36 min. (10.9 km) to Taisanji Mae (In Front of Taisanji) bus stop M48 and get off.
Walk to Temple 52. It's right there.

Temple 52 —> Temple 53
Go back out to Taisanji Mae bus stop M48.
Board an Iyo Tetsu Bus (in the direction of Matsuyama City Station) and ride about 6 min. (2.1 km) to Wake bus stop and get off.
Walk to Temple 53. 3 min. (0.2 km)

Temple 53 —> Temple 54
Walk to Iyo Wake Station M48. 3 min. (0.2 km)
Board a JR Yosan Line train and ride about 60 min. to Imabari Station M50 and get off.
Board a Setouchi Bus (in the direction of Kikuma) and ride about 10 min. (3 km) to Agata bus stop M50 and get off.
Walk to Temple 54. 10 min. (0.5 km)

Temple 54 —> Temple 55
Walk back to Agata bus stop M50. 10 min. (0.5 km)
Board a Setouchi Bus (in the direction of Imabari) and ride about 10 min. (3 km) back to Imabari Station M50.
Walk to Temple 55. 5 min. (0.3 km)

Temple 55 —> Temple 56
Walk back to Imabari Station M50. 5 min. (0.3 km)
Board a Setouchi Bus (in the direction of Kichi Guchi-Kuzudani) and ride about 8 min. (3 km) to Koizumi bus stop M50 and get off.
Walk to Temple 56. 12 min. (0.8 km)

Temple 56 —> Temple 57
Walk back to Koizumi bus stop M50. 12 min. (0.8 km)
Board a Setouchi Bus (in the direction of Kichi Guchi-Kuzudani) and ride about 4 min. (1.6 km) to Ōsugi bus stop M51 and get off.
Walk to Temple 57. 40 min. (2.5 km)

Temple 57 —> Temple 58
Walk to Temple 58. 50 min. (2.5 km)

Temple 58 —> Temple 59
Walk back to Ōsugi bus stop M51. 80 min. (4.5 km)
Board a Setouchi Bus (in the direction of Imabari Eigyōjo) and ride about 12 min. (4.5 km) back to Imabari Station M50.
Board a Setouchi Bus (in the direction of Sakurai Danchi) and ride about 25 min. (8 km) to Kokubunji Mae (In Front of Kokubunji) bus stop M51 and get off.
Walk to Temple 59. It's right there.

Temple 59 —> Temple 60
Walk back out to Kokubunji Mae bus stop M51.
Board a Setouchi Bus and ride about 25 min. (8 km) back to Imabari Station M50 and get off.
Board a JR Yosan Line Limited Express train and ride about 15 min. to Iyo Saijō Station M53b and get off.
Board another Setouchi Bus (in the direction of Sai No Kawa) and ride about 28 min. (13 km) to Yokomine Tosan Guchi bus stop M74a and get off.
Board a Setouchi Bus: Yokomineji Tosan Line and ride about 20 min. (8 km) to Temple 60 and get off.
You're there.

Temple 60 —> Temple 61
Board the Setouchi Bus: Yokomineji Tosan Line and ride about 20 min. (8 km) back down to Yokomineji Tosan Guchi bus stop M74a and get off.
Board the Setouchi Bus (in the direction of Iyo Saijō Station) and ride about 28 min. (13 km) back to Iyo Saijō Station M53b and get off.
Board a JR Yosan Line train and ride about 10 min. (10 km) to Iyo Komatsu Station M53a and M52b and get off.
Walk to Temple 61. 15 min. (1 km)

Temple 61 —> Temple 62
Walk to Temple 62. 15 min. (1 km)

Temple 62 —> Temple 63
Walk to Temple 63. 20 min. (1.5 km)

Temple 63 —> Temple 64
Walk about 3 min. (0.2 km) to Iyo Himi Station M53a.
Board a JR Yosan Line train and ride about 3 min. (2.5 km) to Ishizuchiyama Station M53a and get off.
Walk to Temple 64. 12 min. (0.8 km)

Temple 64 —> Temple 65
Walk back to Ishizuchiyama Station M53a. 12 min. (0.8 km).
Board a JR Yosan Line train and ride about 60 min. (35 km) to Iyo Mishima Station M57 and get off.
Board a Setouchi Bus (in the direction of Shingū) and ride about 23 min. (8 km) to Sankakuji Guchi bus stop M57 and get off.
Walk to Temple 65. 45 min. (3 km)

 

Bus/train info:
You can go from the main JR Matsuyama Station to the Iyo Tetsudō Railway's Matsuyama City Station on an Iyo Tetsudō train. 7 min. (1.3km)

Tosa Kuroshio Tetsudō Train: 1 train per hour.

Uwajima Bus: 1 bus per hour.

JR Yodo Line trains: (?. Nothing is listed)

JR Yosan Line trains: 1 train every hour. T46 - T53)

JR Yosan Line trains: 1 train every 30 min. (T54 - T65)

Iyo Tetsu Bus (In the direction of Kuma) from Matsuyama City Station: 3 buses per hour.

Iyo Tetsu Bus: 10 buses per day. (after T45)

JR Bus (In the direction of Kuma & Ochide): 1 bus per hour.

Iyo Tetsu Nanyo Bus (in the direction of Omogo): 1 bus every 3 hours.

Iyo Tetsudō train: 1 train every 10 min.

Setouchi Bus: 1 bus every hour. (T54 - T59)

Setouchi Bus: 4 buses every day. (T60 - T65)

Setouchi Bus: Yokomineji Tosan Line: Service between 07:00 and 17:00.


Kagawa Prefecture
Temple 65 —> Temple 66
Walk back to Sankakuhi Guchi bus stop M57. Less than 45 min. (3 km)
Board a Setouchi Bus and ride about 23 min. (8 km) back to Iyo Mishima Station M57 and get off.
Board a JR Yosan Line train and ride about 15 min. to Toyohama Station and get off.
Walk to the Unpenji Ropeway M58. About 2 hours (12 km).
Ride the ropeway up to Temple 66.

Temple 66 —> Temple 67
Ride the ropeway back down.
Walk to Temple 67. 2 hours (8 km).

Temple 67 —> Temple 68
Walk to Temples 68 (& 69). 3 hours (12 km)

Temple 68 —> Temple 69
Temple 69 is in the same compound as Temple 68. Temple 68 to the left. Temple 69 to the right.

Temple 69 —> Temple 70
Walk to Temple 70. 80 min. (5 km)

Temple 70 —> Temple 71
Walk to Motoyama Station M60. 20 min. (1.5 km)
Board a JR Yosan Line train and ride about 20 min. (11 km) to Takuma Station and get off.
Board a Nio Bus (in the direction of Zentsūji) and ride about 8 min. (3 km) to Iyodaniji Guchi bus stop M62 and get off.
Walk to Temple 71. 35 min. (1.5 km)

Temple 71 —> Temple 72
Walk back to Iyodaniji Guchi bus stop M62. 35 min. (1.5 km).
Board a Nio Bus (in the direction of Zentsūji) and ride about 8 min. (3 km) to Yoshiwara bus stop M62 and get off.
Walk to Temple 72. 15 min. (1 km).

Temple 72 —> Temple 73
Walk uphill to Temple 73. 10 min. (0.6 km).

Temple 73 —> Temple 74
Walk back down to the Yoshiwara bus stop M62. 25 min. (1.6 km).
Board a Nio Bus (in the direction of Zentsūji) and ride about 5 min. (2 km) to Asahina bus stop M62 and get off.
Walk to Temple 74. 10 min. (0.5 km)

Temple 74 —> Temple 75
Walk to Temple 75. 30 min. (2 km).

Temple 75 —> Temple 76
Walk to Zentsūji Station M62. 25 min.
Board a JR Dosan Line train and ride about 5 min. to Konzōji Station M62.
Walk to Temple 76. 10 min. (0.6 km).

Temple 76 —> Temple 77
Walk back to Konzōji Station M62. 10 min. (0.6 km).
Board a JR Dosan Line train and ride about 3 min. (3.8 km) to Tadotsu Station M63 and get off.
Walk to Temple 77. 15 min. (1 km).

Temple 77 —> Temple 78
Walk back to Tadotsu Station M63. 15 min. (1 km).
Board a JR Yosan Line train and ride about 10 min (8 km) to Utazu Station M63 and M64 and get off.
Walk to Temple 78. 20 min. (1.2 km).

Temple 78 —> Temple 79
Walk back to Utazu Station M64. 20 min. (1.2 km).
Board a JR Yosan Line train and ride about 8 min. (7 km) to Yasoba Station M64 and get off.
Walk to Temple 79. 3 min. (0.2 km).

Temple 79 —> Temple 80
Walk back to Yasoba Station M64. 3 min. (0.2 km)
Board a JR Yosan Line train and ride about 10 min. (8 km) to Kokubu Station M65 and get off.
Walk to Temple 80. 5 min. (0.3 km).

Temple 80 —> Temple 81
Walk to Temple 81. 3 hours 10 min. (13 km.).

Temple 81 —> Temple 82
Walk to Temple 82. 2 hours. (7.5 km).

Temple 82 —> Temple 83
Walk to Negoro Guchi bus stop. 90 min.
Board a Kotoden Bus and ride about 30 min. to JR Takamatsu Station M68 and get off.
Walk to Takamatsu Chikko Station M68. A few minutes.
Board a Kotoden Kotohira Line train and ride about 20 min. (10 km) to Ichinomiya Station M67 and get off.
Walk to Temple 83. 10 min. (0.8 km).

Temple 83 —> Temple 84
Walk back to Ichinomiya Station M67. 10 min. (0.8 km).
Board a Kotoden Kotohira Line train and ride about 15 min. (9 km) to Kawaramachi Station M68 and get off.
Board a Kotoden Shido Line train and ride about 13 min. (5 km) to Kotoden Yashima Station M68 and get off.
Board a Yashima Sanjō Shuttlebus and ride about 10 min. (3 km) to Temple 84 and get off.
You're there.

Temple 84 —> Temple 85
Walk to Yakuri Cable Car M69. 2 hours (7 km).
Ride the cable car to the top.
Walk to Temple 85. 5 min. (0.3 km).

Temple 85 —> Temple 86
Walk back to the cable car. 5 min. (0.3 km).
Ride the cable car back down.
Walk to Yakuri Station M69. 20 min. (1.5 km).
Board a Kotoden Shido Line train and ride about 14 min. (6 km) to Kotoden Shido Station M69 and get off. (The Kotoden Line Shido Station isn't labeled, but it is the last station on the line, after Hara Station (going to the right), and just above the JR Shido Station.)
Walk to Temple 86. 10 min. (0.5 km).

Temple 86 —> Temple 87
Walk back to Kotoden Shido Station M69. 10 min. (0.5 km).
Board a Sanuki City Community Bus: Tawa Line and ride about 30 min. (8.5 km) to Ōkawa Bus Honsha bus stop and get off.
Walk to Temple 87. 3 min. (0.2 km).

Temple 87 —> Temple 88
Walk back to Ōkawa Bus Honsha bus stop. 3 min. (0.2 km).
Board a Sanuki City Community Bus: Tawa Line and ride about 45 min. (16 km) to Ōkuboji bus stop M71 and get off.
Walk to Temple 88. Right there.

 

Bus/train info:
JR Yosan Line & Dosan Line trains: 1 train per hour. (T66 - T75)

JR Yosan Line & Dosan Line trains: 1 train every 30 min. (T76 - T82)

Nio Bus: 6 buses per day.

Kotoden Bus: 1 bus every 30 minutes.

Kotoden Kotohira Line trains: Every 15 minutes.

Kotoden Shido Line trains: Every 20 minutes.

Sanuki City Community Bus: 4 buses per day.


Temple 88 —> The Rest of Your Life
Go back out to Ōkuboji bus stop M71.
Board a Sanuki City Community Bus and ride about 40 min. to JR Shido Station M69 and get off.
Board a JR Kōtoku Line train and ride about 30 min. to JR Takamatsu Station M68 and get off.

From Takamatsu Station, you can:
– Take a train back to Tokushima City and then go back to Temple 1 to close the circle.
– Take a train back to Tokushima City, then a ferry to Wakayama Prefecture, and then take a couple of trains up to Mt. Kōya.
– Take a train to Ōsaka and then a Nankai Line train up to Mt. Kōya.
– Take a train to Tokushima City or Ōsaka and then a bus to Kansai International Airport.
– Take the train to Ōsaka and then go wherever your now greatly expanded heart desires. :-)


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