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« Thread started on: May 19th, 2011, 12:58am »

I'm not sure if you've heard of www.couchsurfing.com?
It's an exceptional international community of people who host visitors for free.
There are quite a few couch surfing hosts on Shikoku but you have to put in the right search parameters. It's a while since I did a search but I think it's best by prefecture, or even township.
On this site there are numerous 'interest' groups and there is even one for the pilgrimage cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: Aug 31st, 2011, 05:48am »

I think this is a wonderful suggestion, I almost overlooked. My biggest concern is how to finance all those accommodation nights.
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« Reply #2 on: Apr 2nd, 2012, 10:53pm »

Hey E, Thanx for sharing this. smiley
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« Reply #3 on: Oct 5th, 2012, 5:16pm »

I walked around the 88 temples in October / November 2011. I had planned on camping out most of the way but I ended up staying in a variety of different places, many of which were provided on a list I received at temple one.

The list was in English and I later discovered there is a longer Japanese version with many more cheap and often free places to stay.

I have put together the list I was given on the website I created when I returned from Shikoku. I have added comments for the places I stopped at. There are some great places where you can stay for free or for relatively little cost.

http://walkingmylife.weebly.com/lodgings.html
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« Reply #4 on: Oct 14th, 2012, 03:14am »

@cheekysoul, thanks for this, it will come in useful for my December trip.

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« Reply #5 on: Sep 9th, 2013, 08:39am »

thank you for mentioning this. I am a couch surfing member and we host people here in ottawa canada often. Any Henro coming to Canada will be very welcome here.
When I do my second Henro walk I will certainly look to couch surf some of the time to meet people.
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« Reply #6 on: Sep 26th, 2013, 2:09pm »

I walked the temple earlier this year, though the free temple accommodation was good I camped out in the Herno huts for the majority of the nights. I did take a tent but ended up passing it on as it was simply to heavy and I had no need of it. All in all I didn't spend a single pence on accommodation in the 60ish days I was walking. Hope this helps and yes there where a few very cold nights.
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« Reply #7 on: Mar 18th, 2014, 07:25am »

How did you find the free Henro huts? Did you have a list? Do you speak Japanese? I am planning to walk the trail the end of september. A tent is too heavy for me. I can carry a sleeping bag. Do you have some advice for me?
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« Reply #8 on: May 29th, 2017, 10:47pm »

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« Reply #9 on: May 29th, 2017, 10:57pm »

The following list is an updated list following my second pilgrimage in 2015 -

Cheap Lodgings
http://88again.weebly.com/lodgings.html

Henro Huts
http://88again.weebly.com/henro-huts.html

There are many more huts beside the henro huts. I've listed the henro huts as they appear around Shikoku.
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« Reply #10 on: Jun 16th, 2017, 01:12am »

This is the list that I used, which never had me run into trouble:

https://thecupandtheroad.com/henro-budget-lodging/

I tried couchsurfing, but this may only be a success in the larger cities of Shikoku. Too few hosts in the country side.
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« Reply #11 on: Nov 19th, 2017, 08:23am »

on May 29th, 2017, 10:57pm, CheekySoul wrote:
The following list is an updated list following my second pilgrimage in 2015 -
Cheap Lodgings
http://88again.weebly.com/lodgings.html
Henro Huts
http://88again.weebly.com/henro-huts.html


These links are dead by now. It seems the new locatons are:
http://walkingmylife.weebly.com/lodgings.html
http://walkingmylife.weebly.com/places-lodged-2015.html
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« Reply #12 on: Nov 19th, 2017, 4:44pm »

All lodging links -

Full List
http://walkingmylife.weebly.com/lodgings.html

Places Lodged in 2015
http://walkingmylife.weebly.com/places-lodged-2015.html

Henro Huts
http://walkingmylife.weebly.com/henro-huts.html

Henro House
http://walkingmylife.weebly.com/henro-house.html
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