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Recommended Accommodation (3) Tokushima Prefecture: Oyado Eleven

Mr.Masuda’s inn is now open!

Sorry for the wait, but we’re excited to announce that Mr. Masuda’s inn, introduced back in September, is now open for business! The inn, named “Oyado Eleven,” is conveniently located near Fujiidera, the 11th temple.

As we informed you, this dormitory can accommodate up to 10 people in bunk beds. Overnight stay with no meal and free breakfast for your entertainment. No dinner is provided. All facilities are shared except for the beds, and include a toilet, washroom, shower, coin laundry, kitchen, and dining area. The kitchen is equipped with a microwave oven, electric kettle for simple cooking. The cost of lodging is 4,000 yen per night. Credit cards are not accepted, and payment in Japanese yen only. Check-in starts at 3:00 p.m. Reservations can be made by e-mail or phone.

It is located about 200 meters from Fujiidera Temple, very convenient for pilgrims before climbing Shosanji Temple. In general, many pilgrimage lodges are closed during the winter, but “Oyado Eleven” is available. If it is closed, please ask the staff at Henro no Sato, a walking pilgrimage rest area across the street.

They’re also planning to provide a luggage storage service. If you feel you have too much luggage while walking from the 1st to the 11th temple, you can leave it at this inn. Later, after the pilgrimage is completed, it will be delivered to a designated location. We’ll provide more details as soon as they are confirmed.

As the weather gets colder, the Shikoku pilgrimage enters its off-season from December to January. Although Shikoku has a relatively mild climate, be aware that snow may fall in the mountainous areas in January and February. The new season begins at the beginning of February. It is still cold outside, but the pilgrimage lodges are back in business, and pilgrims start walking because it is less crowded, quieter, and sweat-free. Some people start in February and aim to finish in late March or April, when the cherry blossoms are in season.

For beginners, we recommend walking Temple 1-6 and staying at Anrakuji Shukubo on the first day, Temple 7-10 with accommodations at Ryokan Yoshino, Sakura Ryokan, or Awarakuya with meals, or at Oyado Eleven, a simple overnight stay on the second day, and on the third day, complete the mountain crossing of Temple 11-12 with a stay in Nabeiwa village.

Come and experience firsthand the comfort and hospitality of Oyado Eleven!

Oyado Eleven, Pilgrimage Resting Place Henro no Sato

oyadof11@gmail.com  080-2989-8070