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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
This is a very ancient and pretty temple. It's where The Last Samurai is filmed. Though it's located out of the city, it's extremely worth visiting. But you need to spare a few hours for travelling to this place and for visiting the whole compound...More
Its a major temple so very safe. As it is mainly accessible by cable car, you are guaranteed to have other travellers with you when you disembark. There are officials at the cable car, temple and other buildings and also... More
Its a major temple so very safe. As it is mainly accessible by cable car, you are guaranteed to have other travellers with you when you disembark. There are officials at the cable car, temple and other buildings and also monks. In mid November there did not appear to be too many travellers on the mountain but we were never truly alone and the cable cars, which run every 15 minutes & hold about 60 people were almost full. Buy a round ticket for the bus/ropeway from the ticket office at the train station. Its a magical place and definitely worth a visit.
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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
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, yes. It was so peaceful and serene up in the mountain and the Shrine is stunning. Himeji Castle in contrast has so many people visiting.