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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 2 weeks ago
dokiyama
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Himeji, Japan
Under-Rated

It’s hard to go past the castle as the best thing in Himeji but Mount Shosha comes very close. It... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ken O
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

Thank Ken O
Reviewed 8 October 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

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Reviewed 26 August 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

Thank ingeborg2511
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 22 April 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

4  Thank Singaporelonegranger
Reviewed 30 January 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

1  Thank Tote919
Reviewed 2 October 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

Thank fionayyy
Reviewed 10 June 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.

Thank Octavian F
Reviewed 4 June 2017

We didn't know about this until later in the day so by the time we got there we didn't have a ton of time if we wanted to catch the last cable car at 6pm. This was a great spot, definitely a bit off the...More

1  Thank Kyra H
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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
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