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Shoshazan Enkyoji Temple

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(C)Hyogo Tourism Assosiation

(C)Hyogo Tourism Assosiation

Renowned as the location site of ‘The Last Samurai’

This temple was constructed in 966. Its 7 buildings and 8 Buddha statues are designated as cultural assets of national importance. Furthermore, this temple has attracted lots of attention as a location site for the Hollywood movie, 'The Last Samurai'. At Juryoin in the temple grounds, you can also savor vegetarian food from April till November (reservation required).


Address2968 Shosya, Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture 671-2201
Accessake the Shinki bus from JR and Sanyo Himeji Station to Shosha Ropeway → Aerial cableway to the top of the mountain (Please note that aerial cableway may not be in service during inspection period in December)
Note (1) Round trip value ticket for the Shinki bus and aerial cableway is available.
Note (2) Payment by ICOCA is accepted on the Shinki bus
Hours8:30-17:00(Open hours are subject to seasonal changes.)
Regular holidayOpen year round
FeeEntrance fee: 500 yen
URL1 only in Japanese