Shoshazan Engyoji Temple

Renowned as the location site of 'The Last Samurai'

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).

Information

Address
2968 Shosha, Himeji, Hyogo, 671-2201
Access
Take the Shinki bus from Himeji Station (JR/Sanyo) to Shosha Ropeway bus stop, and then ropeway to the top of the mountain
*Please note that the ropeway may not be in service during inspection period in December)
Note(1) Round trip value ticket for the Shinki bus and ropeway is available.
Note(2) Payment by ICOCA is accepted on the Shinki bus
Phone
079-266-3327
Hours
8:30-17:00 (Operation hours are subject to seasonal changes.)
Holidays
None
Admission
500 yen
Website
http://www.shosha.or.jp/_en/