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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  • Old, also called "Mt. Hiei in the West" is a prestigious Temple. Taiga drama "General Officer Samurai" in as a filming location for the well known it seems. Aerial tramway suspended (H30.3.18 restart) for worshippers at the quiet atmosphere was very impressive.
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  • It is a very historic temples. Environment is quite wide, 1, as was and your walk in moderation. In comfortable clothes and shoes. What visitor attractions such as the temples of Kyoto, said the glitz, so, is a solemn and quiet place, but what is. It is recommended to Zazen and Shakyo, in the chapel of the three. Not very good at feeling and atmosphere is important ~! It is also the filming location for the movie, the last Samurai, rushing her and last-minute man, Sekigahara.
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  • Previously lived back on Mt. Shosha, 30-up behind the engyo-ji Temple in about 40 minutes. When I was a kid (4? Two years ago) is Temple in the playground, or dotchball our picnic, or seek to walk the dog or in the fresh air, most tourists in no State was like a garden (^ ^) and, of course, also in the engyo-ji Temple free was. To descend at an angle a little BackBeat is the big veranda is narrower than the stage of Kiyomizu, a little thrill.... Also see man with a scary face, look under collects and was also one of the fun. Earnestly careful that you look out has fall foliage time! I also recommend is.
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