The “Murmurs of the Streams” Route
Spots to photograph
If you wish to receive a certificate, please take a photo that includes yourself at the designated photo point for each course.
Nearby sightseeing spots
Okuboji Temple is No.88 of the wish-granting temples. People who have finished the Shikoku pilgrimage leave their bamboo hat and walking stick at the temple and start homeward. Surrounded by several large trees, it is a place with a quiet ambience and is designated as a nature preservation area of Nyotaisan.
The most dangerous part of the course is a rare virgin forest that includes plants such as red hornbeam, Japanese whitebeam, kekuromoji and lindera obtusiloba. From the summit, all of the Tousan area can be viewed at once. The god of water is enshrined at Nyotai Shrine.
Kurusu ravine is beautiful with its water, greenery and rocks. Fish can be seen swimming in the clear water.
Completed in 1975, it is a multi-purpose dam. The surrounding area has become a park, and there are water turbines that are reminiscent of the olden days.
Maeyama pilgrimage exchange salon
It is a place for pilgrims to exchange information and interact with local residents. In the “Pilgrimage material exhibition room” within the salon, there are valuable materials displayed that will help you to feel the history of the Shikoku pilgrimage. These include travelogues and old maps from the Edo period, as well as name cards, ancient pilgrimage books, and old bills left over from pilgrimages made in the mid-Edo period.