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. Use our Himeji trip itinerary maker app to arrange your visit to Shoshazan Engyoji and other attractions in Himeji.
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  • I went to Enkyo-ji temple in the location of The Last Samurai and The Military Master Kanbei. It is a little spicy because there is a movement of the mountain path, but it is recommended in a calm atmosphere. The red seal of the braille is also a must see.
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  • I thought I'd climb to the top of the mountain on the ropeway, and then there was a temple where I climbed by bus. You can eat the dishes, but the amount served in the five dishes is full. The image of the main hall which was overwhelmed was wonderful so that it was not tired even if it saw for a long time.
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