Shoshazan Engyo-ji Temple

A grand temple standing a tranquil mountain, made famous in the movie “The Last Samurai”

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Shoshazan Engyo-ji Temple was constructed in the year 966 on Mount Shosha, which towers over the city of Himeji. This temple is one of the 33 temples on the Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage route and has been continuously worshiped by the Imperial family and nobility. Many of the buildings are now National Important Cultural Properties. For example, “Mani-den” where the principal object of worship is enshrined, “Dai-ko-do” the learning and training center, and the “Jiki-do” dormitory for trainee monks (finally completed in 1962). The temple is also famous as the location for the Hollywood movie, “The Last Samurai”.
Business Hours
Saturday ( 8:30 AM ~ 5:0 AM )
Sunday ( 8:30 AM ~ 5:0 AM )
Weekdays ( 8:30 AM ~ 5:0 AM )

*Times may change depending on the season
Adult: 500 YEN
Children: 0 YEN

Access to Shoshazan Engyo-ji Temple is by ropeway. For details on the Mt. Shosha Ropeway:
2968 Shosha, Himeji, Hyogo
(079) 266-3327

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