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Shoshazan Engyoji

2968 Shosha, Himeji 671-2201, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 79-266-3327
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Up in the mountain, beautiful temple

Beautiful, quiet place.Getting there by bus from Himeji Station, a rope-way, and a 20 minute walk... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Valeria S
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Cresskill, New Jersey
Full of zen

This place is so peaceful and full of zen. The air are so fresh. Try not to go when it’s raining... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ng_nic
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Kuantan, Malaysia
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“temple complex” (11 reviews)
“main hall” (6 reviews)
“cable car” (19 reviews)
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2968 Shosha, Himeji 671-2201, Hyogo Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful, quiet place.Getting there by bus from Himeji Station, a rope-way, and a 20 minute walk, was easy enough to enjoy this place far from busy touristic places. The Last Samurai was filmed here.

Thank Valeria S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is so peaceful and full of zen. The air are so fresh. Try not to go when it’s raining. Can’t really enjoy much when you’re wet.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most spectacular temple complexes i have visited in the 6 years of living in japan. The main hall that was used in the movie is marvellous butso are all the others here at the mountain top. Would be unbelievable in autumn as...More

1  Thank Matthew H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located on Mount Shosha, Engyo Ji is a historic Buddhist temple in Himeji. The temple complex consists of many buildings and are of great cultural significance and many of them marked as national cultural property as well. Access from Himeji station is using city bus...More

1  Thank Joy_Sinha
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

So glad we went to this group of temples/sub temples on Mt Shosha. It beat Himeji Castle hands down. It's such a beautiful place with far less foot fall than other tourist like places, in fact there were far more Buddhist Pilgrims visiting than anyone...More

Thank Nick R
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

We arrived in Himeji around noon and spent part of that afternoon visiting Engyoji. I'm glad we decided to include this temple in our itinerary. It's a very peaceful and quite up on the mountain. If you like the more flashier temples and shrines, this...More

Thank Escape2024
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Being a movie Fan after seeing the Himeji Castle where the TV show Shogun in the 80ties was filmed I was interested by the Shoshazan Engyoji Temple where Katsumoto in the Last samouraï was meditating and having his conversations. Take the cable car it is...More

1  Thank Stroumpfette
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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful activity to find inner peace in the forest! This is a must see for anyone in the area!!

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

The mountain is simply beautiful! If you are able, after the Ropeway walk instead of taking the bus! The walk as a bit steep though so it might not be for everyone. But if you think you are up for it, it's very nice! I'd...More

Thank Nir S
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Visiting this site was one of our highlights on our trip to Japan. Access is made available by bus ride from Himeji train station. You can purchase a ticket which gives you bus ride and cable car up the mountain. Entrance to site is 500...More

6  Thank andrewjenny
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Arvin Jarrel A
18 November 2017|
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Response from Active T | Reviewed this property |
From memory, waiting for the bus, the bus trip to the rope way, the rope way itself and then walking around the area - would have taken a good 2+ hours. I'd allow 3 - 4 hours to visit there. Do I think it was worth it... More
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Matthew James G
4 September 2017|
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Yes, Saturday is same as weekdays. Enjoy !
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Response from Steven H | Reviewed this property |
we caught a bus to the shoshazan ropeway from the himeji bus stops opposite the train station, it is clearly signposted and i believe that tourist information leaflets tell you what number bus to catch. This bus also stops... More
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