Shoshazan Engyoji Temple, Temple atop Mount Shosha in Himeji, Japan

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Shoshazan Engyoji Temple, Temple atop Mount Shosha in Himeji

Engyoji is a very prestigious temple of the Tendai sect opened by Shoku Shonin in 966. Dubbed as 'Mt. Hiei Enryakuji Temple of the west', Engyoji Temple attracts pilgrims and tourists from all over the nation throughout the year.

The precincts stretching across the top of Mt. Shosha (371 meters high) present a tranquil atmosphere with numerous magnificent buildings such as the Maniden Temple and Daikodo Lecture Hall surrounded by seasonal flowers and green trees.  As is well known in Japan, the Hollywood movie 'The Last Samurai' was shot around the Daikodo Lecture Hall in 2003.

While in Himeji, be sure to visit other attractions such as Himeji Castle and Kokoen Garden (traditional Japanese garden).

For more information, please contact the Himeji Tourist Information Center (079-287-3658).

Beautiful Setting
Beautiful Setting
Ancient Temple
Ancient Temple
Amazing Autumns
Amazing Autumns
 

Shoshazan Engyoji Temple Information

Address

2968 Shosha, Himeji, Hyogo-ken 

Hours

8:30-17:00 (Winter)

8:30-18:00 (Spring-Autumn and National holidays)

Shoshazan Engyoji Temple
Shoshazan Engyoji Temple
 
 

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