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Shoshazan Engyoji

443 Reviews

Shoshazan Engyoji

443 Reviews
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2968 Shosha, Himeji 671-2201 Hyogo Prefecture
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World Heritage of Himeji Castle and Akashi Kaikyo Bridge walking tour from Kyoto
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World Heritage of Himeji Castle and Akashi Kaikyo Bridge walking tour from Kyoto
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Depart from Kyoto by train for a full-day walking tour of Himeji in Hyogo prefecture, starting at its top attraction: the exquisite Himeji Castle. Then enjoy a lunch buffet of Japanese and western food. Afterward, travel to the Maiko Marine Promenade, a walkway that lines the Kobe side of Akashi Kaikyo Bridge—the longest suspension bridge in the world. Travel with your guide by train and on foot for an in-depth experience of these Japanese gems.
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We planned our trip to Himeji and allowed extra days so we could visit Shoshazan Engyoji, arriving at the bus station we were told that the tramway is closed all of February until mid March. There is no notification on the website advising of this lengthy closure. You can walk
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Although I am a Japanese frequent traveller, I had not known this temple before I visited Himeji. Probably this temple is not famous among people who live in the areas except Kansai. My impression about Shoshasan is as magnificent as famous huge temples such as Koyasan and
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After the Ropeway ride up, pay the entrance fee and you will face a pleasant but tiring hike up to see the temples. There is a shuttle bus (for a fee) that can bring the visitors up if they choose not to hike up. Very tranquil and quiet place, unlike some of the other temples
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Himeji has much more to offer than a castle. On Mount Shosha is the magnificent Enkyoji Temple. It’s actually a series of temples and shrines amongst beautiful nature, creating a serene spiritual experience. ‘The Last Samurai’ was apparently filmed here. Caught the rope-way up
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Took a 30 minute bus trip, cable car(ropeway) and then it is a 15-20 minute walk to the Temple complex. Although uphill the walk is quite lovely and not beyond most moderately fit people. The Temples cover a considerable area and spending a bit of time absorbing the surroundings
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