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Shoshazan Engyoji

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2968 Shosha, Himeji 671-2201, Hyogo Prefecture
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Reviewed June 2, 2018 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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ng_nic
Reviewed May 20, 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Matthew H
Reviewed May 19, 2018 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

Date of experience: May 2018
5  Thank Joy_Sinha
Reviewed April 12, 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Nick R
Reviewed April 7, 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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 4, 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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Stroumpfette
Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 24, 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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Nir S
Reviewed February 3, 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

Date of experience: January 2018
6  Thank andrewjenny
Reviewed January 29, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2017
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November 25, 2018|
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Response from Bouffer9 | Reviewed this property |
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
November 18, 2017|
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Response from ActiveT963 | 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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Yes, Saturday is same as weekdays. Enjoy !
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