Journey to the massive, picturesque temple complex of Shoshazan Engyoji, with ancient structures peppered throughout a densely forested mountain top. Established over 1,000 years ago, the complex remains lovingly preserved, and still serves worshippers and monks in training to this day. Across its sprawling site you'll observe huge temple halls with immaculately designed wooden architecture, filled with Buddhist artifacts and treasures. The site served as a shooting location in the Hollywood movie, "The Last Samurai," and it's easy to see why. Wear sturdy shoes to negotiate the uneven ground, and bring enough water for your trip. Use our Himeji trip itinerary maker app to arrange your visit to Shoshazan Engyoji and other attractions in Himeji.
Shoshazan Engyoji Reviews
We planned our trip to Himeji and allowed extra days so we could visit Shoshazan Engyoji, arriving at the bus station we were told that the tramway is closed all of February until mid March. There is.... more »
Although I am a Japanese frequent traveller, I had not known this temple before I visited Himeji. Probably this temple is not famous among people who live in the areas except Kansai. My impression... more »
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