Temples and Sake by Bike

The Shikoku Pilgrimage has a history of some 1,200 years and is said to have been founded by Kūkai, one of the most important and influential figures in the history of Japanese Buddhism and Culture. The tour will visit Zentsūji Temple, believed to be built on the location of Kūkai’s birthplace, as well as 7-Holy Sites by E-bike, which constitute a miniature version of the 88-Temple Shikoku Pilgrimage. According to local beliefs, a visit to these 7 locations is said to accumulate the same amount of merit as doing the entire pilgrimage. Along the way, pilgrims will also visit soy-sauce and sake breweries and experience first-hand how these industries impacted the pilgrimage as well as Zentsūji City.

・ A ""miniature"" pilgrimage that allows visitors to experience the pilgrimage culture of Shikoku
・Interaction with the unique Buddhist Culture of Shikoku
・Touring sake and soy-sauce breweries with over 200 years of history

●Main Activity
E-bike Cycling

●Months of Operation
Year Round



Meet at Mino Station

Cycling along the Pilgrimage Route roughly 15km

Meditation experience at Kozanji Temple

Lunch at Zentsuji Temple dining hall

Guided tour of Zentsuji with Buddhist Priest

Dinner at Zentsuji Temple dining hall

Temple stay at Zentsuji


Opportunity to take part in morning prayer ritual at temple

Breakfast at Zentsuji Temple dining hall

Cycling along the Pilgrimage Route roughly 8km

Transfer by rail, Tadotsu Station~Takamatsu Station~Iketani Station

Station boxed lunch while in transit

Naruto Sake Brewery a half-day plan to experience local sake culture

Overview and history of the brewery

Tour of Fukuju Soy-Sauce Brewery

Overview and history of production

Sake tasting experience with light local cuisine

Taxi to Tokushima Station

Tour ends at Tokushima Station


<Necessary Equipment and Items>
・Clothing suitable for hiking/cycling and a change of clothes
・Suitable shoes for hiking/cycling
・Water bottle
・Sunscreen and sunglasses

<Course Features>
■Unique Experiences
・Authentic yet manageable pilgrimage experience
・Direct interaction with the rich Buddhist Culture of Shikoku
・Taste traditionally prepared sake and soy-sauce with hundreds of years of history behind them

■Environmental Reminders
・Water coolers will be prepared for your usage
・Visitors are encouraged to use personal water bottles over PET bottles
・Visitors are asked to be considerate of environmental concerns and to actively participate in environmentally sound practices while on tour
・Primary form of transportation is E-bike

■Contribution to Region
・All meals make use of locally produced, seasonal ingredients
・All lodgings, services, etc. are provided through local businesses


■Please Contact
KochiAmigo Corporation