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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 monks. In mid November there did not appear to be too many travellers on the mountain but we were never truly alone and the cable cars, which run every 15 minutes & hold about 60 people were almost full. Buy a round ticket for the bus/ropeway from the ticket office at the train station. Its a magical place and definitely worth a visit.
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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
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, yes. It was so peaceful and serene up in the mountain and the Shrine is stunning. Himeji Castle in contrast has so many people visiting.