In questa lista stampabile potete trovare i diversi tipi di alloggio tra i quali scegliere, durante il vostro cammino in Giappone.
Per comodità riportiamo le categorie:
Termini utili dei diversi posti per dormire
– Tsūyadō (通夜堂) = Sono sistemazioni gratuite (solitamente) per pellegrini, a piedi o in bici, messe a disposizione dai templi. Solitamente tettoie o altre strutture al chiuso all’interno del complesso, ma molto spartane. Non aspettatevi nulla di simile agli albergue spagnoli. Arrivare prima delle 17.00 e, durante le stagioni di picco (primavera e autunno), è meglio avvisare in anticipo perché alcuni templi non mischiano i sessi e hanno una sola stanza.
– Zenkonyado (善根宿) = Sistemazioni gratuite/economiche messe a disposizione dai locali per i pellegrini a piedi o in bici.
– Zenninyado (善人宿) = Sistemazine gratuita offerta ai pellegrini in casa propria da parte di un privato.
Michi no Eki (道の駅) = Letteralmente stazione a lato della strada (quelle sulla lista hanno un’are di sto esterna con una tettoia)
– Henro Goya (遍路小屋・へんろ小屋) = Henro rest huts. Tettoia di riparo appositamente costruite per i pellegrini in cammino. Ecco una lista con la mappa (in giapponese): ヘンロ小屋の案内.
– Daishido (大師堂) = Piccoli Shrine (shinto shrine). Visitati solo quelli in lista. Siccome sono gestiti dalle comunità, è sempre meglio chiedere ai locali prima di accedervi. Alcuni necessitano di chiavi per accedervi. Siete pregati di pulire per chi verrà dopo di voi e rimettere tutto in ordine. Alcuni hanno chiuso durante l’ultimo anno.
四阿 /東屋 / 休息所 = rest huts tettoie
– Unattended Train Stations = questo sono stazioni più piccole nei paesi, o nei sobborghi, tra le città; molte sono dotate di bagni puliti.
– Minshuku (民宿) / Ryokan (旅館) = Sistemazioni a pagamento (tipico hotel stile giapponese, solitamente a conduzione famigliare)
– Sudomari (素泊まり) = Renotare per la notte, senza cena e senza colazione. E’ un trattamento speciale riservato ai pellegrini. Si può dire ‘Sudomari onegaishimasu’ al momento della prenotazione, così il ryokan sa di non preparare pasti. Di solito la prenotazione normale include cena e colazione.
090-5717-9096 / 080-1271-4300 湯浅 Fujiichigen.Ashram zenkonyado, near Naruto station, ¥2000, tea & coffee provided as osettai, kitchen available.
080-4034-4593岩田 Oshikoku guest house, in front of temple 1, bath/kitchen/internet/bicycle, ¥2000 VV
Rest hut just behind the temple. In front of the temple: Take the street on the left, just before of the Expressway bridge. At the end there is a rest are with a hut and water. V
Kamo no Yu Onsen. 2km before #11. (henro huts, free bicycles, free laundry and a dryer for a small fee, discount on entry to onsen) VV
090-3657-7165. Akatsuki-An. The official Japanese list says it’s close to the East Kamajima Fire Station (which moved a few years ago), and therefore is inaccurate. This means that it’s actually closer to the Kamojimadaiichi Junior High School. However, make sure you, phone for directions (only if you can speak Japanese).
Looks very nice as an entirely enclosed building. It looks like it has electricity too.
Karuizawa Leisure Land, small hut, ¥1500. (¥600 with your own tent). Bath available.
すだち館 Is reported to give a ride to an onsen for lodgers.
088-677-1180上杉 Iyashi dokoro sudachi-kan. 3km after #12. Men and women in separate rooms. ¥3000 incl 2 meals and rice balls osettai forlunch.
Hut. After the bridge at Kamiyama Onsen.Another hut in the parking lot.
Abe-san’s Zenkonyado before Nabeiwasou. (Look out for white handwritten signboards.) ¥1000.
090-1033-5125 Business Kikuno Ryokan 7 mins walk from Tokushima station. 1 person is ¥3000, 2 people ¥5000
88-653-0768 Otsuru Ryokan. 15 mins walk from Tokushima Station. The owner is a very nice elderly lady. She usually gives onigiri as osettai – and they’re big!Covered shelter attached to the train station in the Meisui neighborhood, which is above the area around West Fire Station.
Shinmachi Onsen. Can’t stay, but free entry for walking henro.
Hut with walls and windows after Katsuura bridge on route 55
Henro rest huts in front of Awa Odori Kaikan. (super exposed in a large city – not recommended unless you’re really desperate)
about 4km from Temple #19. Prefab building, water, toilet, tatami. Look for signs at an abandoned bus stop.
Kayabuki Henro Hut. Before the car road up to #20.
Couchsurfers: You can search for a Japanese couple in ‘Anan City’ or ‘Tokushima City’. They probably will pop up at the top, as they have 40+ positive reviews. They’re a bit off the beaten track, but I guarantee that you will have a wonderful stay with them and their young son. One of them has cycled the Shikoku Pilgrimage.
Also a hut a little further ahead.
Michi-no-Eki Hiwasa. Not recommended, but it has plenty of benches and the handicap toilet has a nifty pull-out bed.Ashiura Massage (Ask for Anand), in front of Temple 23.
Mostly in order of appearance. 090-7574-7879西 Mugi Town. Dewashima Guesthouse. 2000 yen.
Tōrushii Tea settai at Kriya Yoga Practice Hall (Kriya Yoga Taikenchi).
0884-77-2266 Tsuyado at Bangai 4, Saba Daishi.Kaifu town. Settai place with lodging. VV
0884-73-2183 Rest place in front of Kaifu Station. (nearby supermarket, water/toilet at station) . Kaifu Bus Stop５００m
Also a Daishido about 1km away from Kaifu bus stop.
Shishikui, Henro hut on stilts by the ocean promenade (Between Shishikui Hotspring and Cafe Hikosen).It’s a lovely place to watch sunrise and sunset.
Cafe Hikosen (no lodging) – after Shishikui beach and a bridge passing Shishikui port, has coffee and internet as osettai for pilgrims (they are the loveliest people)
Kannoura Bus Stop
0887-28-1159 Tsuyado at Toyodaishi Meitoku-ji in None, Toyo town. (Fits 3 people Toilet. Water, washing machine) V
Sakibama. Various places – bus stop, under the bridge,
Sakihama Daishido (space for 1-2 people).
Only Ryokan available in this part. Plan your journey.
Rest place in parking lot of Kiragawa Town Machinami-kan.
Hut just outside Kiragawa Town, beside a cemetary, facing the sea, along Route 55. (Toilet and water)
Michi-no-eki Muroto (there isn’t much here).
Hut in front of the River at Nijyusanshi Onsen
Karyogo Bus Stops
Park and bus stops in Nahari.
Closed bus stop, just in front of the ocean on road 55, between Yasuda and Tonohama. V
090-7579-1281 / 0887-38-224 Ryonoshuku Bi-en(?), ￥2500 includes 2 meals.
Temple #27 088738-5495. Tsuyado. Call to confirm availability as it’s on top of a mountain. Toilet. Electricity. Water. Blankets.
Tosa Kuroshio Railway (Gomen- Nahari line). Can stay the night in the train station building.
0887-33-3762萩森 Hagimori-san’s zenkonyado near Nishibun Station, Geisei Village. (there are many separate cabins. on a path that runs along the sea). Call ahead. Blankets. Tables. Maybe kitchen. Also has wooden slabs outside.
Konan City YA SEA PARK (close to Yasu Station). Has public toilets and if you arrive early you can probably use the shower area in the sports facilities. It has an amazing sunset and you can probably find a place to stealth camp (either along the beach or on the rooftop patio of one of the new buildings).
Konan City Kagami henro hut. (close to Kagami Station) Water. Blankets.
Wellplaza Restaurant (?) Rest Area. Water and refreshments.
Godaisan viewing platform. (water, toilet at #31)
Kokumin shukusha tosa, ¥2500 dormitory, has a hot spring, laundry, vending machines VV
Susaki henro hut. (Route 23) (walls, spacious raised platform, water, toilet, 2 power outlets and a light). Say hi to the elderly man with the house beside.
Plaza near Susaki fire station. (water, toilet) – Michi-no-eki Susaki.
Free showers at Yuingu Shimanto.
Michi-no-eki Aguri Kubokawa. (water, toilets)
0880-22-0376.AirBnB Host close to Shimanto. Approx 3500 JPY. If you cook, then there’s food in the fridge. Drive to lodgings estate. I had a wonderful stay.
(mostly in order of appearance) Henro Hut around Sagatachibanagawa, close to the gas station. About 10 km after Iwamoto-ji, after you come down the mountain slopes. (Water. Toilet.)
Kobushino Onsen. Henro Hut outside. Discount to Onsen
Kannondo right after Ida Tunnel at Kuroshio Town. I-no-misaki Onsen nearby. (water, electricity)
Henro Hut before Bios Ogata Michi no Eki . If you are walking towards #38 along route 56, it will be on your right, on stilts.
Bios Ogata Michi no Eki. Toilet. Water. Coin showers at the beach. It’s alright, but perhaps a bit exposed for some people. There is a hut behind the building if you prefer more privacy.
Note that after this point, there are 2-3 routes that get down to #38 at Cape Ashizuri. The stops listed below take the coastal route, which is scenic, but has few stops or towns especially after Iburi.
New Saga Hot Spring (Saga-cho)
0880-55-7011 Daishido before Kotsuka Station.
Campground at Shimoda.
Tosa Seinan Big Park (Irino Matsubara, Okata-cho) – lots of space – good for camping
After Nakamura / Shimanto City
Daishido at Takejima.It sounds like it’s on the left bank of the Shimokawa River, close to the Ohashi (big bridge). Look for Kotsuka station ans ask to the local. Lovely place, just on th side of the hill. Have toilet and water. Check out for big spider inside!! V
Route 321, around Tsukurabuchi, there are huts just after the bird park.
Route 321 *Hut at Drive-in Suisha in Tosa-shimizu City. (water, toilet)
Campground next to a school at Shimonokae. (Near the school, look out for signs at the bridge, I didn’t find the campground, but I did see the school).
0880-84-1377 Shimonokae. Lodge Camellia. 3000 yen
Rest area at Iburi Port. (water, toilet, electricity was cut when I visited in 2015 summer). It’s very spacious.
Kubotsu Gyoko (Tosa Shimizu city, Kubotsu) – rest place, but get permission
0880-82-7304 Kanehira-san’s (legendary) Zenkoyado at Tsuro. Additional ¥500 for dinner. VVV
Goya rest hut nr 35 have toilet, water. V
*I’ve heard from henro friends in 2015 that there is a hut in the park just on the Okinohama Beach. Very exposed, but amazing in the summer!! V
*Note: I haven’t stayed at any of these, and cannot verify them. I’ve tried my best to merge the lists / translate, but if you can read Japanese, then please see the link below for some additional places.* *Note that there are at least 3 courses between #38 and #39. The Japanese route seems to favor the coastal route while English guides seem to favor the mountain Mihara route. I haven’t stayed at any of these, and cannot verify them. I’ve tried my best to merge the lists / translate, but if you can read Japanese, then please see the link below for some additional places.*
[Mihara Course] Nishitani Daishido at Jizo Pass.
Campground in Mihara.
Nouka Minshuku Kazaguruma in Mihara town, ¥3000 for henro, has a bath, washing machine and fireplace
0880-46-2203 NPO Ikiiki Mihara Group (Mihara village) has lodging for 2600yen
Huts in area near the dam.
Shrine at Kanaezaki. (water, toilet)
[Tsukiyama Shrine course] Tsukiyama Jinju Rest Hut
[Tsukiyama Shrine course] Otsuki Hiromi Rest Hut
[Tsukiyama Shrine course] Michi-no-eki Tosa-shimizu, Sukumo.
Waiting room at Higashi-sukumo Station.
Waiting room at Hirata Station. Have toilet, water, vending machines V
Roof near sports complex above Ipponmatsu Onsen. (water, toilet)
Temple #40 Tsuyado. No futon, but blankets available. Very nice. (Water,toilet) automat laundry 10 min walk VVV
May be different from the accommodation at De-Ai Ainan Town Office (where you need to just ask permission). Ohama rest huts
Suno no Kawa park (water, toilet). Onsen nearby. VVV
Arashisaka Poket Park(?!) Before the Arashisaka Tunnel.
Huts after Arashi Post Office.
Yasuragi-no-Sato Michi no Eki, Tsushima. Free footbath at entrance to onsen. It’s a new onsen complex, spacious, and has groceries. There is a hut outside in the parking area that looks fairly private. I went to the onsen here. But didn’t stay overnight.
Hut just before Matsuo Tunnel. (water, toilet)
Hut at Ishimaru Park, between Lawson and Sunkus near Kitamura River.
Warei Park (Close to Uwajima Station)
Kita-Uwajima station. Very exposed. Leave early. People come at 6.00. (only desperate case) V
Uwajima Henro Hut
Michi-no-eki Mima. I slept right on top of the closed stall in the middle of the carpark, which was perfectly sheltered people that stop in the middle of the night can’t really see that there’s someone inside. There are also plenty of benches around the corner where people won’t go at night. The restrooms are very clean.
0894-62-0227 Zenkonyado Utsumi-no-ie. ¥2500. (inclusive of 2 meals, laundry, bath)
Michibiki Daishido (only one person).
Rest hut just after Hanga Pass.
After you come down from the mountain road between #42 and #43, about 7km from #43, before crossing the river back onto Route 29, you will see some new henro huts.
Park near #43.
Zenkonyado after Nagaoka Tunnel (Tamiya-san).
Miyata-san (Route 379)
Also a Sennin Kinen Daishi Hall
Daishido near bus stop on main road of Hiwata Pass
Doyama Daishido at Oda-cho. Borrow the key at Kobata udon restaurant. Has kitchen and spacious. V
Kuma Kogen Park
Kuma Kogen Middle School Bus Stop
Rest hut at Furusato Ryoko Mura.
Temple #47 Tsuyado. 089-963-0271. Nice place to stay for the night. Tatami, futon, toilet, water, little kitchen. Free bike xxx.
Hut at Jou-no-fuchi Park (water, toilet).
It’s alright. If not for the laundry and the kitchen, I actually prefer the temple tsuyado (where you can hop to the onsen for a shower).
089-908-5444 Eco Dogo. ¥2500.Dogo Ai guesthouse in arcade near Dogo Onsen, ¥2000, dormitory with kitchen facilites and washing machine
Matsuyama Youth Hostel 089-933-6366
Park at Taisho-gun Shrine (water, toilet). I saw this place, which is a flight of stairs above the main road against a small hill, and wasn’t too thrilled, but I have an aversion to sleeping in dark places with single street lamps.
(Asanami) Daishido, get key from next-door shop Hamada Pump / behind a tatami shop, knock on their door after 5pm to get the key. toilet outback and running water out the front. Stop by and ask at Coffee Shop Mikasa
Possible to sleep outside at the hut at the Michi no Eki along Route 196 (Hojo City, Oura) with water and toilet
Hojosuigun Youth Hostel 089-992-4150 4000 yen (included dinner, breakfast) hojo city shower toilet internet ecc. V
0898-54-2491円福寺 Tsuyado at Aoki Jizo (warning – this place is supposed to be haunted). (Also the directions in Japanese are a bit strange)
Huts at Michi-no-eki Imabari (Onsen nearby).
Tsuyado at Koumeiji, near Higiri-Daishi (bathhouse nearby). V
Hut at Ozaki Yabata Shrine.
About 7km before #60 on Route 147 there is a new henro hut.
Hut at start of mountain path to #60. The toilet is pretty dirty, but there is waterfall with delicious fresh water. You can help yourself to one of the many staffs there, which are unique to the temple.
Bangai 11. Tsūyadō. (Nihara-cho, Imai). FromShikoku Henro Trail: Dave Bolster says that the caretaker asked for a thousand yen donation.
0897-41-6754 Hagio-an Zenkonyado (Takahashi-san), about 12.5km from #64. Near Hagio post office, run by Takahashi tatami shop, toilet, running water and electricity, shops nearby. Free bento at the Hoka-hoka-tei nearby. Very nice and tipical place. VVV
Bujo Park (Saijo-City, Fukutake) possible to sleep on the east side of Kamogawa(river) (hut, water, toilet)
Place to camp about 300m north of the Daily Yamazaki combini at Funaki (water, toilet). Shimin no Mori (Niihama City, Funaki) along Route 11, east of the convenience store.
Hut at Enmei-ji (water, toilet). Bangai 12. Niihama City, Doi-cho, Irino
Iyo-Doi Station. (I used the washroom at the Hellos Supermarket about 5-10 mins walk away) VV
Tsūyadō at Mitani Daishi Hall (Iyo Mishima City, Nakasone-cho). 300m west of entrance to Mishima Park.
Hut at Mishima Park.
Hut at Togawa Park. It’s a spacious rest area that has benches and tables, so can fit quite a few people. It’s also in a quiet neighborhood. (water, toilet) VV
Handa Rest Area.
0883-76-4727 Minshuku Tabibito-yado, after Sakaime tunnel, make a phone call at Restaurant Suisha, ¥2500/3000, *Note: I didn’t stay here, but this gentleman is legendary amongst henro, and worth the money for a good night’s sleep in the mountains. The numbers and prices are a bit different between an 2014 English Version and 2015 Japanese Version, so I’ve included both.
Bus stop in front of Minshuku Okado (3 tatami) on Rte 192 just before temple #66
Place to stay above #69. Hut at lookout point (toilet).
高瀬温泉 お接待 (Takase) Free onsen at Takase Onsen, 1km after turning into Daiichi Hospital.
Hut at Iyadani OnsenFureai Park Mino (water, toilet), just under #71. I didn’t notice the hut, but the complex has enough benches, secluded corners and rooftop patios to sleep in. There is a discount coupon (1500 JPY to 1200 JPY) for henro (which are placed in the temple stamp offices roughly from Temple 66). You can sleep in the onsen until they close at midnight.
Note: Be cautious of the temple lodgings listed below.
I asked at most of the temples in Kagawa whether they had lodging, and despite being listed in both the English and Japanese versions, I was was told point blank that they didn’t. I spoke to henro about this later on and learned down the henro grapevine that Kagawa has had a history of wanting to discourage foreign henro. I’m not sure if the lists are just outdated or whether the above is still true. Either case, I wish you the best in your lodging hunt!
Horie Park behind the cemetary at the end of the street past the train crossing west of #77. (Water, toilet).
0877-49-2600 Shikoku Kenko Mura. For henro if you present your stamp book (or look convincingly travel-worn). It is to sleep in one of the lounge chairs in the onsen complex. If you want a capsule pod, it’s another ¥1500. You can search up the location on Google Maps.
0877-85-5172 Utangura zenkonyado, 300m east from the gate of Goshoji temple (temple 78), ¥1000. Osettai for breakfast and rice balls for lunch, separate rooms for men and women, bath and laundry. VVVVV
*Note: From #79, you can go up to #81, down to #80, and back up to #82.
There is a hut in a Park in Takamtsu city. Toilet, water, electricity. VV
*Note: From #80, you can cut to #83 as #81 and #82 are on a plateau
New Henro Hut after you leave Road 180 and get into a mountain path. It’s just before #82. (Water, toilet, electricity, carpet flooring, upper loft section). Highly recommend this one. VVV
A place to stay under the Number 12 expressway.
Hut in park at behind Ichinomiya Middle School (water, toilet).
AirBnB listing close to Ichinomiya Station.
Hut at Yashima Elementary Park.
Yashima Daiichi Kenko Land, west side of temple 84, near the port, ¥2575
Place to stay near Yakuri Cable Station (water, toilet), or below #85.Couchsurfing hosts in Takamatsu
AirBnB listings in Takamatsu
There are benches and tables at the top of the hill, near the temple 85, close to the Yakuri cablecar station. V
Zouda Station V
Kikaku Park. (One of the English lists had Kametsuru Park, but my research says it’s a different reading.)
Maeyama Camp Ground. (water, toilet)
Michi no Eki Nagao
Hut in front of Henro Cultural Exchange Salon (water, toilet). Can get a ‘ohenro taishi’ certificate from the salon (open until 4pm).
Hut at the bus stop (shower, water, toilet) in front of the temple gate. VV
050-3433-8378 Hidamarimushi, old Japanese style guest house, ¥2000, dinner ¥1000, breakfast ¥500.
090-7780-1273西村 Namaste Guest House. (Phone Nishimura-san) 2000 Y VVVV
090-5717-9096 / 080-1271-4300湯浅Ashram zenkonyado, near Naruto station, ¥2000, tea & coffee provided as osettai, kitchen available.