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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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  • There are actually several temples and a tea/gift shop at the top of Mt. Shosha. Enjoyed wandering and exploring the many buildings and walkways in an atmosphere of quiet contemplation. Bamboo walking...  more »
  • This temple appeared in the film the last Samurai. To be in the most high mountain views of the surrounding countryside are impressive
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  • It was located right near the motorway. Temple on the mountain by cable car up was washed the heart in a relaxed atmosphere. Changed radically, exhibition hall and at the foot, there are many attractions.
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