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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  • Visited in early December, Mt. Bunao Observation House was crowded still. Harima-Nada ropeway of the round-trip flight, autumn on my feet but unfortunately can't see Himeji Castle,, far away glorious views. This is the place and hurried away to the Hall of worship, to lack of exercise is a little rough, Aoba was also would like to visit.
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  • Foliage was beautiful. I think wide building old is there. Sando was lined with statues of Buddha on the 33. Wrestler HIDARI jingoro sculpture there under the eaves.
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