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A Wonderful Place for Zen Embience

We did a side visit to Mt Shosaha after visiting Himeji. A short ropeway up to the top - 1000Y... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
1000 year-old historical temples in the quiet nature

I’ve been to Mt Shosha many times all year round. In spring, we can enjoy cherry blossoms and... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Himeji, Japan
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a side visit to Mt Shosaha after visiting Himeji. A short ropeway up to the top - 1000Y return trip. In fact, the peace and serenity of Mt Shosha is awesome. It has this immense feel of zen energy that we felt. It...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

I’ve been to Mt Shosha many times all year round. In spring, we can enjoy cherry blossoms and singing of birds, green leaves with a comfy breeze and singing of cicadas in summer, red and yellow leaves in autumn, and crisp air in winter. You...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dokiyama
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

It’s hard to go past the castle as the best thing in Himeji but Mount Shosha comes very close. It helped we were there on a perfect day but it’s a great all round experience - the local bus, the rope way, the walk through...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ken O
Reviewed October 8, 2018

From the ropeway, the hike to the shrines and special places within Engyo-yi is a little over 1km uphill. The footpath is generally soil; fortunately, it was sunny of my day of trek (otherwise, I imagine struggling with the wet and muddy footpath). Along the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank YubaPrincess
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Today we visited mount sosha..we took the ropeway. The tempelcomplex was great. Also the trees are amazing..big and old. We really enjoyed it

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ingeborg2511
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Highlight of my day off wonderful place to rewind and relax Sat for ages admiring all the different venues superb

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank T8875VUmarks
Reviewed April 22, 2018

We took the cable up and was advised the walk to the temple was 20 minutes. We took a bit longer as it was a bit strenuous walking uphill and we took our time to admire the Buddha statues along the path. The first temple...More

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank Singaporelonegranger
Reviewed January 29, 2018

If you have time (at least a few hours) and if you are in good condition, I would recommend you do this. It's quite a long way to walk, quite exhausting but very beautiful. You will see the ancient temples and buildings surrounded by the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Tote919
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Made up of various temple buildings, its good for a hike for around 1~2 hrs (depends on how many buildings you want to see), has some up and down hill, best to wear sneakers and comfortable clothes. The roads are easy to find, there are...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank fionayyy
Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

Much better than the rope way (our own preference really :))... Lovely views over the city from the path. Takes less than 1h easy walk to the temple and 30min for the descent. Loved the trekking poles made of bamboo, available throughout the treck.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Echo S
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Bus service: JR Himeji Station (North Exit) - Mt.Shosha (Travel time:30 minutes) Operation: 0640 hrs - 2040 hrs (3 times/hour) Tariff : JPYen 270.- (one... More