The Shikoku Pilgrimage: Practical Tips and Anecdotes — An interview with Oliver Dunskus

Amélie Geeraert
Kokoro Media
Published in
17 min readDec 20, 2023

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A Western man with a beard wearing a knit cap, glasses and the white and purple attire of the Shikoku pilgrim is posing next to a life-size doll wearing the same attire and a bamboo hat

Oliver Dunskus is a German national who spends most of his year being a marketing manager. However, he has an atypical hobby: spending a few weeks each year walking the most famous pilgrimage of Japan, on Shikoku island. Noticing the lack of practical guidebooks for western pilgrims, he wrote and released the first Shikoku pilgrimage…

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Amélie Geeraert
Kokoro Media

Living in Japan since 2011. I love interviewing inspiring people.