Shoshazan Engyoji , Himeji
About Shoshazan Engyoji , Himeji
Shoshazan Engyoji , Himeji - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Japan, 〒671-2201 Hyogo Prefecture, Himeji, Shosha, ２９６８
Ticket Price: 500 JPY
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 08:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
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One of the major things that makes Japan such an intriguing place is its enticing culture. The place is located in the Mount Shosha and is a temple complex that has a vast history, apparently one that dates 100 years back. The place is perched at the edge of Himeji City and is easily accessible from the city centre by bus. A mere 30 minutes ride and after that a small cable car ride will lead you to the place. Engyoji temples are unique buildings that spans a large forested area of the mountain top. A great place for nature lovers to stop by and admire its beauty. Shutterbugs will find a lot to indulge in here.
Shoshazan Engyoji Ticket Prices
- One way- 500 yen
- Round trip- 900 yen
Shoshazan Engyoji Opening and Closing Hours
- Closing times vary seasonally by one hour.
- The ropeway is out of service for maintenance for one week in mid December.
How To reach Shoshazan Engyoji by Public Transport
- By Car or Taxi
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Secluded and very beautiful temple complex which is a must see when visiting Himeji. Old buildings with lots of history.
If you go to see Himeji Castle, don't miss Shoshazan Engyo-ji Temple. It's a gem of a Buddhist temple. It's very accessible via ropeway. The main buiding, Maniden, is a 30 min. walk away from the ropeway station. If you are short in time or vigor, a minibus ride of 5 min. gets you straight to the spectacular Maniden, which is an elevated structure similar to Kiyomizu-Dera in Kyoto. Plan another 30 min - 40 min. to see three buidlings (a 10 min walk up hill) further up, where a hollywood movie "The last samurai" was filmed. There is also a private cemetery of the Honda clan --Honda Dadamasu, the head of Himeji Castle from 1617-1631.
An old temple lost in an old forest! A perfect day out!
If you've decided to go to Himeji, then this temple is a must visit. Although you have to walk on a trail along the forest, but the reward is so worth it. The beautiful and more colorful temple is perched high and if you come in the fall when the leaves turn red, I'm sure it would add more to the dramatic scenery. Hike furher and you'll reach the less decorated temple/museum that is also the setting for Tom Cruise's and Ken Watanabe's movie, The Last Samurai. Unfortunately, the building where the scene took place was a no-entry zone.
Known from the movie scenes of "The Last Samurai" and for being one of Japan's greater buddhist pilgrimages (Kyoto, Shikoku, Takayama), Engyoji (円教寺) is a must see. Access is by bus and rope-way or hike, also there is a small 500 jpy entrance fee which includes English pamphlets. Enjoy a day of interwinding trails surrounded by nature, temples, history and beautiful views.