Special Head Temple of the Tendai sect / The 33-sacred Temple Kannon Pilgrimage Route in Saigoku

Shoshazan Engyoji Temple

Access

To the cable car [ the station at the foot of Mt. Shosha]

In the case of using a public transportation

From Himeji Station of JR or Sanyo electric railway company

Please get on the bus for Mt.Shosha ropeway and get off the terminal station.

It takes around 30 minutes from Himeji Station to the Mt. Shosha ropeway station.

Please refer to link Shinki Bus Company's website.

 

In the case of using your own car

1. Please get exit at Sanyo Himeji Nishi Inter on Sanyo Expressway and drive to the east for about 10 minutes.
2. Please get exit at Chuji Inter for Himeji Bypass and run to the north west for about 15 minutes by car.

Notice at the time when you use a car navigation. -> You can’t directly enter Engyoji. Please enter Shoshazan ropeway (tel, 079-266-2006).

There is a parking lot for cars and sightseeing buses. You can use the parking lot freely without any fare at the cable car station

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To the station at the top of Mt. Shosha

It takes around 4 minutes to get to the top of the mountain by cable car.

TIME TABLE
The first cable car8 : 30
Time for departure00, 15, 30, 45 (every hour)
Time for last serviceWeekdaysSunday and holiday
March 1―March 3118:0018:00
April 1―October 1018:0019:00
October 11-November 3017:0018:00
December 1-February 2817:0017:00

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From the station of the top of Mt.Shosha

Entrance

We ask every visitor except those under the age of 15 to pay 500 yen as entrance fee.

 

The mountain pass
[Nio-mon (the gate of Engyoji temple) - Maniden(the main temple)]

It takes 15 or 20 minutes on foot from the station at the top of Mt. Shosha to Maniden. You can see 33 Kannon statues on the way.

You can use the bus services from the entrance to Maniden for 500 yen.

Micro - bus
From the entrance15, 38, 55 (every hour)
From Maniden05, 22, 45 (every hour)

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About Engyoji
Temple Seal
Temple_Buildings
Mani-den
Dai-ko-do
Jiki-do
Jogyo-do
Kaizan-do
Goho-do
Goho-do_Hai-den
Honda_Family
Kongo-do
Yakushi-do
Jumyo-in
Sanjyu-san-sho-do
Nio-mon
Juryo-in
Schedule
Access

feature

Nio-mon

Nio-mon

Through this imposing gate, one enters the sacred ground of the Engyoji Temple complex and is the final point on the east hill temple approach.

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