I get back on the road and hike up to temple seven. I arrange for a free place to sleep for the night in Anraku-ji, temple six. According to local legends, the entrance building where I will sleep is haunted by a little girl. Walking distance of the day: 27.4 km.
Today my pilgrimage starts. I start off hardcore; straight from the airport to Shikoku, and then it is off to the trail!
Today I leave for Japan. I leave my family behind and say goodbye to The Netherlands. The coming two months I will be walking 1200 kilometers on the Isle of Shikoku, Japan.