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

Shoshazan Engyoji Temple

Access

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

Access by Public Transport

From Himeji Station of JR or Sanyo Electric Railway Company

Please take the bus for Mt. Shosha Ropeway and get off at the last stop.

It takes approx. 30 minutes from Himeji Station to the Mt. Shosha Ropeway Station.

Please refer to the link to the Shinki Bus Company's website.

 

Access by Car

1. Please exit at Sanyo Himeji Nishi Inter on Sanyo Expressway and drive to the east for approx. 10 minutes.
2. Please exit at Chuji Inter for Himeji Bypass and drive to the northwest for approx. 15 minutes by car.

Notice: if using a car navigation system, you can’t directly enter Engyoji. Please enter Mt. Shosha Ropeway (Phone 079-266-2006).

The parking lot for cars and sightseeing buses at the cable car station can be used free of charge.

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To the Station at the Top of Mt. Shosha

It takes approx. 4 minutes to get to the top of the mountain by ropeway (cable car).

TIME TABLE
The first cable car8 : 30
Time for departure00, 15, 30, 45 (every hour)
When crowded, extra services are available.
Time for last serviceWeekdaysSundays and holidays
Mar 1st - Mar 31st18:0018:00
Apr 1st - Oct 10th18:0019:00
Oct 11th - Nov 30th17:0018:00
Dec 1st - the end of Feb17:0017:00

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From the Station at the Top of Mt. Shosha

Entrance

JPY 500 entrance fee is requested from every visitor over the age of 19.

 

The Mountain Pass
[Nio-mon (the gate of Engyoji Temple) - Mani-den (the main temple)]

It’s a 15 to 20-minute walk from the station at the top of Mt. Shosha to Mani-den. 33 Kannon statures can be seen on the way.

Round-trip bus services from the entrance to Mani-den are available for JPY 500.

Micro - bus
From the entrance15, 38, 55 (every hour)
From Mani-den05, 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

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Shaka-Sanzon-zo

Shaka-Sanzon-zo

Shaka-Sanzon-zo (a statue of Shakyamuni flanked by two attendants) as well as Shitenno-ryuzo (standing statues of the Four Celestial Kings) in Mani-den was made by Kanna Shonin (Priest Kanna) in 986 (Kanna 2nd yr).

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