Shoshazan Engyoji Temple represents the symbol of Tendai Buddhism and is also well-known as a filming location for various movies from Japan and outside of Japan. It takes a 30 minutes bus ride from Himeji Station, in which from there you can take the ropeway up to the temple, or if you like climbing mountains, you can go hiking! Shoshazan Engyoji Temple, surrounded by beautiful green grass with moss on the tree trunks in the tranquility. This place is highly-rated among visitors from overseas too, and many of them become fans. I remember there was a guest who told me, “I like this place even better than a castle that I see in my country!”. Here is a place where you can also enjoy the beautiful scenes according to each of the four seasons in Japan.
＜How to get to Shoshazan Engyoji Temple>
(1) From the bus stop “Himeji-jo Otemon-mae”, take the bus bound for “Shoshazan Ropeway (No.8)”.
(It is located along the street where several stores are gathered, just across Otemae-dori from Gahaha Guest House! It is just in front of Kamadoya Shiro-mae Store)
↓↓↓ Travel time : 25 minutes (end point)
↓↓↓ Fare : 280 yen
Ride Mt. Shoshazan Ropeway
↓↓↓ Travel time: 4 minutes
↓↓↓↓ Fare (one way) : Adult 600yen/Child 300yen
↓↓↓ Fare (round trip): Adult 1,000 yen / Child 500 yen
Climbing the mountain
↓↓↓ Travel time : 1 hour
↓↓↓ Fare : 0 yen
(3) After a 25-minute walk, you will arrive at the main hall of Engyo-ji Temple!
In summer, please take a walk while taking plenty of water!