Shoshazan Engyoji, Himeji
Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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I can only recommend to visit this hidden treasure in mountains above the Himeji city. Just few people walking around, quiet and sacred place with several small and big temples which are just in natur... read more »
We came here after spending the morning at Himeji Castle. Do yourself a favor, buy the combined ticket at the train/bus station for the bus that gets you to the ropeway, the ropeway that gets you up a... read more »
今回は前回の遍路とは異なり、個人的に自家用車で行きました。ここは堂宇も仏像も境内も眺望も縁起も超一級品の寺院ですね。西国３３か所観音霊場の中でも好きな寺院ベスト５に入る名刹です。姫路は然程、高い山はなくてこの書写山の３７１ｍが一番高い山らしい。ここは重文が２０数件もある博物館みたいな寺院でした。中でも、観音霊場の「摩尼殿」は一番のお気に入り。素晴らしい建物です。一番ここが美しく見えるのは参道の下か... read more »This time unlike the previous pilgrimage, personal went in the car. Here is the Temple of Super Dou also Buddha within views also good luck also. 33 places into the temple top 5 favorite among three Kannon Temple is. Himeji is natural, not high mountains, writing mountains of 371 m the highest mountain. Where was the temple compound are 20 museums like. Even the Kannon pilgrimage of"Mani" is my favorite. It is a wonderful building. First look here it is seen from the foot of. Because I can't actually climbs in the Mani, and whole... not good. Because I was alone with time adjustment for the first time went to the inner sanctuary.... View is great!show original
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