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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  • Film "the last Samurai", as the filming location for many film-ji Temple is famous. Walk about 20 minutes the trail from a ropeway. Because I heard seems to be also paid bus from the station, but seems to be a hard road and car like I walked with my parents. It is bad weather, it is not particularly hot. Many include the famous dining room (jikidou), how to used in filming or photography exhibits. Building is fine, if you happen to come!
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  • Mt. Shosha ropeway and maintenance not in, and had become a 出開帳 at the foot of a mountain station. Of course, the station put in Western countries there seems to be around people. This is no in the 出開帳 we just asked. Is climbing, weather permitting, from the Piedmont station near asamitsu approach is good, but of light rock climbing conditions, so should have trekking shoes bring, has abandoned. Ropeway was suspended to climb on his feet but instead, this is tough in this one. Aerial tramway on the following are the 3/17 from 2/25/2018.
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  • Great for short reach. Aerial tramway down 1 kg. Good exercise. There are lots of temples, this time is not enough. Now is a sore one day.
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The UNESCO-protected castle brings plenty of visitors to Himeji, so the quiet city possesses enough accommodations to be able to suit their eclectic tastes and diverse budgets. Located in clusters among the main commercial squares close to the train station, you'll find the main hotels, including budget and luxury options. Look to the side streets of this central district for a fair selection of hostels and guesthouses. The high speed train service connecting Himeji to Osaka and Kyoto means that many visitors choose to visit during a day trip from one of these large cities.
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