Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Goma fire ceremony April 25, Shiraishi Island, #japan #setonaikai #kobodaishi #firefestival


April 25 is the Spring Kobo Daishi Festival on the island, featuring a goma fire ceremony. This kicks off the Golden Week celebrations, a 10-day holiday that will also user in the new Reiwa Era in Japan.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Shiraishi Island Pilgrimage route now open for spring hiking!

Between numbers 15-16 on the 88-shrine Shiraishi Pilgrimage.

We had a great cherry blossom season on the island and now that the season is finished, it's time to get out and clean the trails. We've had lots of volunteers out over the past few days and now most of the Shiraishi Pilgrimage route is open! Spring is a great time to experience the 10-kilometer route, a mini-version of the Shikoku 88-Temple Pilgrimage. You'll find 88 stone statues of Kobo Daishi along this trail that will lead you up and over hills, through bamboo forests and along beautiful deserted beaches. We'll even give you a map! See more photos on the Shiraishi Pilgrimage Facebook Page. Like us there to receive updates on the trail.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Getting ready for Golden Week!

 The Shiraishi Pilgrimage trail is open. This path leads to Reiwa!

Golden Week is upon us: April 29 - May 6th. It's going to be a very special holiday this year as the cross-over from April to May also means we'll be entering a new era with the reign of a new emperor. Come celebrate the change of Japanese eras on Shiraishi Island--a perfect way to end Heisei and welcome Reiwa!

Still rooms available! Email us at shiraishireservations at yahoo dot com
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