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Shoshazan Engyoji

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Address: 2968 Shosha, Himeji 671-2201, Hyogo Prefecture
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Temples of Mt. Shosha

There are actually several temples and a tea/gift shop at the top of Mt. Shosha. Enjoyed wandering and exploring the many buildings and walkways in an atmosphere of quiet... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are actually several temples and a tea/gift shop at the top of Mt. Shosha. Enjoyed wandering and exploring the many buildings and walkways in an atmosphere of quiet contemplation. Bamboo walking sticks are complementary and recommended!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit. 1300¥ for a combined bus and cable car ticket to get you to the temple complex then a 2km walk through the woods to see several complexes of temples, many huge complex wood constrictions. Very peaceful place. Recommended.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took the ropeway to the entrance and highly recommended that. Pack your walking shoes because you are going to need them! The hike is beautiful and peaceful and I spent most of the day enjoying everything this place had to offer.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Mt. Shosha and the temple complex are absolutely worth the effort, if you have the time for the 30 min. one way local bus ride and then trip up ropeway plus a mimimum of 2 hours to walk around (last return on ropeway is 5pm). The temple complex is set out throughout the mountain top and unlike Mt Koya is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Buy the "Round Trip Transportation Ticket for Mt. Shosha Ropeway & Bus" for 1300 yen at the "Bus Information Center" on the 1st floor of the QWELL building across from JR Himeji Station's Central Exit and Bus #8 leaves from a stop nearby. We took the 2:43 pm bus leaving Himeji Castle (right side of the road once you exit... More 

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Kobe, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a pilgrimage site so be prepared for the many people that you will encounter. There are many temples on top of Shoshazan and Engyoji is just one of them and it is the first that you will encounter once off the ropeway. The hike is not very strenuous and we did not need the hiking poles that we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

I can only recommend to visit this hidden treasure in mountains above the Himeji city. Just few people walking around, quiet and sacred place with several small and big temples which are just in nature wood colors and not over-painted and over decorated. All temples are surrounded by wild beautiful nature with simple paths. Good small restaurant with local food... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We came here after spending the morning at Himeji Castle. Do yourself a favor, buy the combined ticket at the train/bus station for the bus that gets you to the ropeway, the ropeway that gets you up and down, and the bus back. It saves you a few hundred yen a piece and it makes the buses easy, and don't... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Short trip from Himeji Station (15 mins) by bus. Get round bus and cable car ticket from building across the street from the station (get info from tourist desk inside the station). One of the building complex is where the 'Last Samurai' movie being shot The place was moderately empty when I visited in September '16. Saw only 3-4 inter... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

A day-trip to Himeji was one of the highlights of our stay in Kyoto. And while in Himeji I must say that Himeji Castle is very nice, but.... Mt Shosha is much better! It is a 30 minutes drive by a local bus from Himeji Station. You can buy a combined ticket for a roundtrip bus and roundtrip ropeway up... More 

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