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HistoryShoshazan Engyo-ji Temple

Located on top of Mt. Shosha at an elevation of 371 meters, Engyo-ji Temple is an ancient temple of the Tendai sect, founded in 966 by Shoku Shonin, a Buddhist priest.
It is also the 27th temple of the Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage. Once you get off the ropeway, you will find yourself in a world of deep mountain valleys.
The temple is home to many national and prefectural cultural properties, such as the Maniden temple hall, which resembles Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto, and the Dai-kodo (large lecture hall) and Jikido (dining hall), which are Important Cultural Properties.

Basic Information

  • Toilet Available

    Toilet Available

  • Restaurant On-site

    Restaurant On-site

  • Parking Available

    Parking Available

  • Shop Available

    Shop Available

  • Coin locker available

    Coin locker available

  • WiFi available

    WiFi available

  • Accepts credit cards

    Accepts credit cards

Bus: Take Shinki Bus and get off at "Shoshazan Ropeway" bus stop. Next, take the 5-minute ride from Shoshazan Ropeway Sanroku (Base) Station to Sanjo (Mountain Top) Station.
Car: For details, see the Shoshazan Engyo-ji website or the Shoshazan Ropeway website for access.
Business Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Winter) / 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Spring to fall, extended hours on Sundays and holidays)
*Temple Fee: 500 yen 
*Special Temple Fee: 1,000 yen (including microbus use)
*The microbus may be used for free with the presentation of a disability card. Caregivers will be taken into consideration only if they are noted in the card. (The temple fee will not be waived)
*The Shoshazan Ropeway closes for periodic inspections. Please see the website for details.
2968 Shosha, Himeji, Hyogo 671-2201
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