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Shoshazan Engyoji

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2968 Shosha, Himeji 671-2201, Hyogo Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go to Himeji Station and opposite of bus station 8 is a bus information. In there you can get a combi ticket to the mountain. That are 4 tickets (2x bus and 2x lift) cost 1.400 yen. The bus number 8 leaves at station 10....More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank TheWindWaker
Reviewed 24 November 2018

travelling by bus from Himeji station then cable car, we walked up the mountain, surrounded by beautiful trees and religious statues to reach Engyo-ji Temple which dates back to 966 and served as the backdrop for the Last Samurai. The Temple and the surrounding landscape...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Bouffer9
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Engyoji is a good mountain temple in Himeji!! Please take a No. 8 bus from JR Himeji Station to Mt. Shosha-zan Ropeway and take the Ropeway to the middle of the mountain, from where you walk or take a bus to the top. The temple...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mabei0123
Reviewed 5 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 705peh
Reviewed 2 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Quest575815
Reviewed 31 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  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

Date of experience: October 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
4  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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 101FUNtravel
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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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25 November 2018|
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Response from Bouffer9 | Reviewed this property |
Its a major temple so very safe. As it is mainly accessible by cable car, you are guaranteed to have other travellers with you when you disembark. There are officials at the cable car, temple and other buildings and also... More
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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4 September 2017|
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Response from hirokoby | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Saturday is same as weekdays. Enjoy !
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