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Shoshazan Engyo-ji Temple

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Located 371 meteres above sea level on top of Mt. Shosha, Engyo-ji is Tendai sect temple called "Mt. Hiei-zan in West". Here you can experience Shojin Ryori, the vegetarian cuisine of Tendai monks, and practicing Zazen, seated Zen meditation. Famous for its Butai-zukuri style (the building structure like a stage) similar to Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto, and Daikodo (main hall) built in Muromachi Era, and the scenery that the temple harmonizes with nature is beautiful. It was selected as a filming location for TV shows and movies, one of which is the Hollywood movie The Last Samurai.

Facility Information

  • Harima
  • History, Culture


2968 Shosha, Himeji-shi, Hyogo

Contact Information

Reference Name

Shoshazan Engyo-ji Temple






Engyo-ji Temple on Mt. Shosha (External link)


By Car

  • Approximately 10 minutes from Sanyo Himeji Nishi I.C. on Sanyo Expressway

By Train

  • Approximately 25 minutes by bus from JR Himeji Station

Business Hours, Admission Fee

Opening Hours
(30 minutes unit)


(depends on the season)

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