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Shoshazan Engyo-ji Temple

  • Temples

It is a Yamadera or a Mountain Temple , located in the northwest of Himeji Castle 0f 371 meters above sea level

and it called the  West Hieizan compare with Hieizan in the east of Kyoto 

because the temple is studded with buildings of the mountain.

Many temples were built 500 years ago and are solemn,

and the atmosphere of natural rich mountains temple surrounds the site which makes it an attractive temple.

By the way, this temple is the filming location of the movie [Last Samurai].


Access and Getting Around

It is pleasant to get from the foot of the mountain by ropeway.

By bus

30 minutes from Himeji Station to Ropeway Shosha Station with frequent services

then walk to the Ropeway Mountain Top Station for 25 minutes.

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