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Shoshazan Engyoji Temple, Himeji

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Journey to the massive, picturesque temple complex of Shoshazan Engyoji Temple, 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 Temple and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Himeji tour planner.
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  • i was drawn to visit this temple because many movies and tv dramas were filmed here. relatively easy to get here taking a bus from town, then cable car. reaching the top, you can choose to take the bu...  more »
  • Worth a visit.... be prepared to spend a few hours as many spread out temples /buildings and beautiful surroundings. Very relaxing and sacred place; much history and good energy all around.  more »
  • I love greenery of the mountain and beautiful wooden temples. The reason that I visit this place as it is the location of filming "The Last Samurai". It is worth it. I get more than I have expected. I...  more »