It all started with “I want a map like this”
People who have traveled the Shikoku pilgrimage have left many notes on their maps, such as the roads they remembered, the restaurants they enjoyed, and the accommodations they were satisfied with.
A pilgrimage map that collects the “marks of travel” of such people looks really interesting, doesn’t it?
Everyone will feel the same about what I thought was good, and if there are people who don’t know it, I would like to recommend it.
We made such a map together.
Travel with a reliable map
On every page, it was a promise to everyone to unify north up.
The base map data is the latest 2023 edition of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan.
We will guide you with comments and illustrations of what you have noticed by actually investigating harsh and difficult places and intricate urban areas.
Photos of resting places such as Henro Hut are useful for finding shelter on rainy days and whether there are tables for lunch.
You can always look back on the memo column where you can write the date and time you arrived at the Fudasho and the weather.
The latest information on convenience stores, restaurants, and lodging facilities that are rapidly changing and closing.
Traveling will be even more enjoyable with reviews from users who have used them.
In addition, it is full of useful information, such as information about each temple and the local area, cautionary notes and signboard illustrations of places that you might get lost.
“PILGRIMAGE MAP MADE BY EVERYONE” will support your journey with “everyone”.
The Volume-1 is the Tokushima/Kochi version.
The early stage of the journey is full of anxiety, such as the tough road
Includes No.1 Ryozen-ji to No.39 Enko-ji.
Tokushima’s 3 most difficult places are also accompanied by comment guides that have actually been surveyed on-site to ease the anxiety ahead.
Kochi has wide distances between temples, but you can also enjoy getting to the place by learning about scenic spots along the way, local history, and local gourmet products.
The Volume-2 is the Ehime/Kagawa version.
The climax of the trip is also a safe book
Includes No.40 Kanjizai-ji to No.88 Okubo-ji.
A trip through the Seto Inland Sea where the landscape changes completely. After crossing Kuma-Kogen, which is cold even in summer, there is a hot spring town in Dogo. Various pilgrimage roads await in the second half, such as Yokomine-ji, where everyone suffers, Unpen-ji and Mt. Nyotaizan.
Surprisingly, it’s easy to get lost in urban areas. Considering the most easy-to-read scale, we provide easy-to-understand guidance on turning corners from main streets to narrow alleys.
The Volume-3 is the Bekkaku 20 version.
A detailed map was needed for the Bekkaku20.
It was born from everyone’s request, “Next time I want you to make a map of Bekkaku20.”
The Bekkaku route is difficult to understand and has very little information, so it is quite difficult for beginners. Many people answer that the attraction of the Shikoku Pilgrimage is the “road”. The pilgrimage route surrounded by nature is exhilarating, but sometimes there are mountains, valleys, and passes. The road of Bekkaku is an extraordinary world full of such things. This is a long-awaited book for Bekkaku fans. (* Supplementary map for Volume-1 and 2)
Broad coverage of all types of facilities
There are many local facilities related to the pilgrimage. We have posted facilities suitable for a wide range of scenes, such as pilgrim inns, restaurants, convenience stores, toilets, pharmacies, post offices, laundromats, public baths, and roadside stations. For example, there is a wide variety of pilgrim lodgings, from long-established inns to shukubo, business hotels, and newly opened guest houses. You can check the opening hours, regular holidays, and prices of public baths, and of course, the latest information on convenience stores, which change rapidly.
“North is always up”, etc.
Full of requests and reviews from pilgrims fans all over the country
Before making this map, we conducted a questionnaire asking what kind of map they wanted. What are you dissatisfied with? What do you want in your map? What size is the book? Such.
[absolutely north is at the top] [location of public toilets] [picture of a rest stop] [I want to know the slope and altitude of the road] [I don’t like different scales] [compact and light] [large font] etc. a lot too. The requests of those who have actually experienced the pilgrimage are truly real. Such comments were only ideas that were inconvenient and dissatisfying until now.
There is a wide variety of reviews. An inn I’d like to stay at next time, an interesting chief priest, a delicious restaurant, the inside story of a maniac temple, impressions and advice on walking through steep and difficult roads, and other interesting information.
We make the map we want. And I want to convey the failures and impressions we experienced to those who are about to start the pilgrimage. A map filled with the thoughts of pilgrim fans all over the country has been completed.
Field survey is eye and foot, and also GPS.
We take the time to do field research all the way to provide you with reliable information. Real data is collected by confirming places where it is easy to get lost with eyes and GPS. Even a path deep in the mountains is reproduced with high accuracy. This is our minimum commitment that must not be compromised so that everyone can enjoy the pilgrimage with peace of mind.
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Linking books to digital
We update the latest information on the inn on the website.
The accommodation facilities listed in this book also have a QR code on the page. Scan the QR code with your smartphone’s camera. You can check the price, check-in/out time of the facility, exterior photos that are easy to find locally, greetings from the owner, user reviews, and the route, distance, and estimated time from your current location using GPS in the database”MINNA NO HENRO(Inn)“. You can easily find accommodation that suits your style.
More fun on the pilgrimage
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions from our customers.
Please enjoy the pilgrimage trip that will start from now on with easy-to-read and convenient content and unique content.
Q．Is north up the page?
Yes, due to strong requests from almost everyone, we have set all pages to the north side.
We hadn’t thought of any other options because of the habit of “looking north up” when looking at maps on a daily basis.
Q．Is there a bus stop listed?
Due to requests from many people, we have posted the bus stop location and bus stop name.
Q．Are they sold at nearby bookstores?
We are very sorry. At the moment, it is a limited sale only for online shops.
In the future, we will consider making it possible to purchase at bookstores and local accommodation facilities that can cooperate.
・Tokushima Welcome Center (1-24 Motomachi, Tokushima City, Tokushima Prefecture Amiko East Building 1F) *Limited quantity
・Guesthouse Lilian (2841-41 Usa, Usa Town, Tosa City, Kochi Prefecture) *Limited quantity
Q．When do you plan to update (revision) the map?
It’s undecided at the moment, but in the next two to three years, it’s possible that each facility will retire or open, roads will change due to natural disasters, and word of mouth will lose its freshness. Therefore, the book will not be published in large numbers at once. We will plan the next revised version irregularly while observing the number of stocks. In some cases, we may not reprint or resell until those timings, but please understand when it is sold out.
Thank you for purchasing!
胃の調子と膝の具合から遍路を諦めようかと考えていたが、地図買ってしまったら居ても立っても居られない。 pic.twitter.com/hEGCxAiYGx— ヒロミ改めレスタト (@hurotaro) March 17, 2022
Enjoy a memorable pilgrimage trip with a reliable map
■ Points of this map
- Unify all pages with north at the top.
- Word-of-mouth information about recommended inns and restaurants.
- A memo field where you can record the date and time of arrival at the Fudasho and the weather.
- Check the latest information by reading the accommodation QR code with your smartphone.
- Exterior photos of henro huts and rest areas.
- Paved roads and unpaved roads are displayed by changing the type of guide line after conducting a field survey.
- Difficulty of route and recent condition guide.
- Inclination marks and altitude values that show the ups and downs of the road at a glance.
- Train stations, Route bus stops, Ferry and Ropeway stops.
- Estimated time to the next temple (on foot).
- Display “◯◯Km to go“ on the route.
- Restaurant names and cuisine genres are also listed.
- Public bath information. (opening hours/holidays/fees)
- Illustrations such as signboards that serve as turning marks.
- The location of the last vending machine just before challenging the difficult place.
- Overall map of Shikoku where you can see the trajectory you walked.
- The latest 2023 map. (main scale 1/15,000)
- A5 size that is easy to read and easy to carry.
and so on.
- The Volume-1 will be from Tokushima to Kochi, and the Volume-2 will be from Ehime to Kagawa.
- Tee Volume-3 is a ShikokuBekkaku 20 sacred sites.
- This is a map for walking pilgrims, including back alleys, unpaved paths, and pedestrian paths.
- Shin-Shikoku Mandala Sacred Sites are not included.
- It is a rare book that is not lined up in general bookstores.
- Volume 1: A5 version, all color 160 pages (right binding) / weight 215g (Issue date: Spring 2023)
- Volume 2: A5 version, all color 160 pages (left binding) / Weight 215g (Issue date: Spring 2023)
- Volume 3: A5 version, all color 100 pages (left binding) / Weight 140g (Issue date: Spring 2023)
Volume 1 and Volume 2 ….. 2,200 yen each
Volume 3 ….. 1,100 yen (All tax included)
This is the pilgrimage map that everyone wanted.