Shoshazan Engyoji , Himeji

Currently Open [Closes at 06:00 pm]
  • Address: Japan, 〒671-2201 Hyogo Prefecture, Himeji, Shosha, 2968
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-792663327
  • Ticket Price: 500 JPY
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
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About Shoshazan Engyoji , Himeji

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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Shoshazan Engyoji , Himeji Reviews

  • This a truly magical and mesmerizing place. The temple complex is truly impressive. It is a bit of a treasure hunt experience - you start along beautiful mountain trails and gradually uncover the different parts of the complex. The whole place is very peaceful. It is very easy to spend a day wondering around. There are also numerous hiking trails around that lead up to other temples and interesting sights.

  • I mainly came because it was the set of my favorite movie the last samurai. Be warned it is quite a hike. You need at least 2 hours to tour the mountain tops. And lots of stairs and ascending motions, not for the unfit. Was it worth it? If you're into nature and loves temples and quiet stillness then this is for you, but I'd you're looking for it to be fun in a sense of having lots of activities then skip this. I for one enjoyed every bit of it. I love nature and hiking and the sound of the wind and mountains and the quiet stillness. There's very little crowd here which I like. Highly recommended for nature freaks

  • Really nice place just to walk around. The whole temple complex is like a living museum with all the ancient wooden structures. English is bare minimum but survivable.

  • This place is a gem well-hidden. Not many tourists here, and it provides an opportunity for a little hike and great views as you head to Engyo-ji, where the last samurai movie was filmed. There are some shops along the way, selling food and drinks. If you're too tired after the hike up, there's always the option of paying for a bus to take you down to the cable car station.

  • Such a nice place to come there are a lot of stunning view...and also beautiful wood architecture

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