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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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