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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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  • Temple located Northwest from the center of Himeji on the mountain because climbing on the aerial tramway. Temples in very good and clean so often appeared on TV, such as the shooting of the film. Walk can climb, so even for those who like climbing a very popular spot.
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  • And West of Enryaku-ji, the Temple of the Tendai sect said. Buddhist temples also temple's Buddhist temples has been taking images of Hollywood movies, as well as Japan's film is incredible!. Cut the tree once upon a time people's dealings, circular Temple, which temple in the old temple who all say, but embodying formed the launch, building technology is great. Down the ropeway so got carried away on the bus watching the Deva reserves next to regret that Miss the mistake (^-^)
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  • This section is called the Enryaku-ji Temple in the West. Air on the mountain stands quietly building was used as a serene, numerous movies and photography. Old Buddha image, is impressive. After the rain, in the mountains of mud and dirty walkable are good shoes are required.
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