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Shoshazan Engyoji, Himeji

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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. Plan your visit to Shoshazan Engyoji and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Himeji tour planner.
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  • Long's "the last Samurai". More recently, used to shoot lion March of the instinct Temple hotel. And the scene in the movie everything you saw against the fun. But surprisingly comfortable well takes time, it is strongly recommended.
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  • Filming location for the movie know. The last Samurai are representative examples. Tom Hanks has visited is famous. It is a superb view overlooking to Awaji island in the sunny days. Aerial tramway should come ride.
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  • I think something of this scale is built where it was. Very good, I once climbed a rope way with steep and can easily and effortlessly. Hondo is respectable, as was used in the filming of the movie was.
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