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Shoshazan Engyoji

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great place to go

Fantastic located, check for the second temple close it it. just great atmosphere and very strong... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nice hike and great temple area

Great combination of hike (approx 6km an 400m hight - if you do not take the cable car). Really... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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2968 Shosha, Himeji 671-2201, Hyogo Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic located, check for the second temple close it it. just great atmosphere and very strong architecture

Thank 705peh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great combination of hike (approx 6km an 400m hight - if you do not take the cable car). Really nice hike and on the top you have the chance to see many nice historic buildings, quite nice udon soup and lot of nature. We enjoyed...More

Thank Quest575815
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I suggest thereto arrive himeji by 9-930am. We arrived by train from shin osaka. Then we walkedboutnif jr train to cross over to the far side of the bus loop to the information office. There we got a combined ticket for the bus and to...More

Thank Dexter C
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

We went up with the ropeway. It's a quick trip up en than you can go walk to the many tempels that are here. It's a magical place. Hidden in the woods. We loved it! And its also nice to see places used for the...More

Thank Monicak80
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is a good chance to take in a little walk through Mt Shosha and enjoy the soothing and calming air of Engyoji. A ropeway will take you up midway to the mountain and you can take a mini bus or walk up 800 meters...More

3  Thank Nonnapn
Reviewed 14 July 2018

In order to get to see all of the grounds and temple there is some walking involved which was not a problem for us. There is a bus but we chose not to take it up and did on the way back.

Thank Sus C
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Beautiful, quiet place.Getting there by bus from Himeji Station, a rope-way, and a 20 minute walk, was easy enough to enjoy this place far from busy touristic places. The Last Samurai was filmed here.

Thank Valeria S
Reviewed 2 June 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.

Thank ng_nic
Reviewed 21 May 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

2  Thank Matthew H
Reviewed 20 May 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

5  Thank Joy_Sinha
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18 November 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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Response from Steven H | Reviewed this property |
we caught a bus to the shoshazan ropeway from the himeji bus stops opposite the train station, it is clearly signposted and i believe that tourist information leaflets tell you what number bus to catch. This bus also stops... More