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. Use our Himeji trip itinerary maker app to arrange your visit to Shoshazan Engyoji and other attractions in Himeji.
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  • Spectacular architectural ensemble on Mount Shosha is worth visiting and not missthis walk through the mountain until you reach the top, approximately 25 minutes by bus from Himeji Station.
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  • 書写山円教寺は東洋のモンサンミッシェル! Engyouji Temple at Syosya Mountain (書写山 円教寺− Syosyazan Engyouji) Engyouji Temple, located on the top of Syosya Mountain near Himeji Castle, has similarities with Mont Saint-Michel...  more »
  • It is a wonderful temple though the master who visited for the first time and saw Enkyo-ji Temple laughed at "I have come with Hiroyuki Sanada". Enkyoji Temple, which appears through the gate, is the powerful of the movie itself. I want you to go around slowly thinking about the movie. Since then, I visit here every spring and autumn.
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