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Efficient. Offers nice views.

Tickets to the cable car ride, (600Y one-way, 1000Y round trip) can be purchased from the vending... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
London, United Kingdom
Convenient way to visit Engyoji

Spare yourself the hike up the mountain and take the ropeway which brings you 800 meters away from... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Manila, Philippines
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1199-2 Shosha, Himeji 671-2201, Hyogo Prefecture
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

I have just visited Shosha mountain which was suggested by my Japanese friends. The rope way (Yen 900 roundtrip) quickly hauls you onto the top of the mountain. From there it is an easy 20 minute walk to the main temples. These are stunningly located...More

4  Thank grungtheep
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

The ropeway has two large gondolas, one that starts at the top and one that starts at the bottom. They are crammed full of people and they were so crowded that I didn't actually get to see the scenic views on the way up. There...More

3  Thank Pedro B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get the combined ticket from the bus loop information office at the far side of the loop when you exit the jr himeji station.

Thank Dexter C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took it one way, going up. Good thing as coming down was treacherous. Rocky, steep slopes, slippery gravel but astoundingly gorgeous. A tram is a tram, but this one is unique, great staff, punctual, and decent English. Great shrine at the top.

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Tickets to the cable car ride, (600Y one-way, 1000Y round trip) can be purchased from the vending machine a short distance from the bus stop. A helpful staffmember guides visitors in using this machine. The rides, quick and orderly, are offered every half hour. There...More

1  Thank YubaPrincess
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Spare yourself the hike up the mountain and take the ropeway which brings you 800 meters away from the summit. Then hike up to the main hall, the gentle and sloping ascent with great views is rewarding.

Thank Nonnapn
Reviewed 14 July 2018

As far as I know this is the only way to get up to the temple. The ride is smooth and doesn't take too long. I can tend to be a bit claustrophobic and afraid of heights but it didn't happen so that was a...More

Thank Sus C
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

The Shoshazan ropeway is in Himeji, Hyogo prefecture. Accessible from JR Himeji station by bus , route no.8, costs 270 yen and takes about 30 minutes. Buses depart every 15 minutes or so. The ropeway station is close by the bus stop and a return...More

2  Thank Joy_Sinha
Reviewed 26 April 2018

I took this ropeway when winter last February. I bought the ticket at the counter near Himeji Station, return ticket for bus and ropeway (package). The weather is cold, not so many tourists. I met only 3 other tourists in the ropeway while going up....More

Thank Revita P
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

You can buy a combination ticket for cash only for the bus and rope way from the bus information centre near to where the buses depart from outside the station on the castle side. Ask at the tourist information centre at the station. Bus number...More

3  Thank YvonneT
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Short ride but very nice views . Cable car goes every 15 min just be aware of the last ride going down to not get stuck on the hill .

Thank Stroumpfette
Reviewed 30 January 2018

This is a great way to admire the beauty of Shoshazan if you don't want to hike. You can see the 360 degree view from the cabin. Very scenic, very cool, esp in Autumn.

Thank Tote919
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Ainize E
19 August 2016|
Response from John H | Reviewed this property |
You are correct. You buy ticket at the station and must walk to the castle .after seeing castle go to the bus stop at the T intersection in front of the castle and catch the correct bus to the ropeway. You cannot get off the... More
6 May 2016|
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Response from ryanteo | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We did the same day-trip plan for kyoto-himeji-shoshazan. Your planned time of 0730 to 1900 should be sufficient as long as you keep realistic visit duration for Himeji Castle because the last ropeway from Shoshazan to... More