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Shoshazan Engyoji Temple (書寫山圓教寺)

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Temple

A Tendai sect Buddhist temple which is the 27th station on the Saigoku Kannon Pilgrimage. Founded in 966 by the priest Shoku, due to its high status, it is nicknamed the Mt. Hiei (a mountain sacred to the Tendai sect) of the West. The entire top of Mt. Shosha is dotted with the temple’s buildings, such as the great hall which serves as the main temple nave, the refectory, and Jogyodo Hall. Today, visitors can take a ropeway to Sanjo Station, the closest station to the temple, after which it’s an approximately one kilometer/20 minute walk along the temple path before reaching the Maniden Hall in the center of the mountain. A microbus service is also available. The grounds contain a dining hall where visitors can enjoy traditional Buddhist vegetarian cuisine, as well as a traditional lodging house for pilgrims.

place

Hyogo Pref. Himejishi Shosha 2968 (Himeji / Ako / HarimaArea)

phone 0792663327
place

8:30-17:00
* Subject to change

Review of Engyo-ji Temple Kaizando

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Reviewed:2020/04/23 一千年の歴史のシンボル
圓教寺奥之院の中核で、開山の性空上人をまつる堂だ。
一千年の歴史のシンボルとして灯明が燃え続けているのは、比叡山と同じ。
朝夕欠かさず勤行がおこなわれている。
現在の建物は、江戸初期の開山堂建築の代表作の一つで、国指定重要文化財。
Reviewed:2019/10/22 奥之院
奥之院のお堂です。内装の彫り物などとても美しく興味深いです。石の階段で靴を脱いで参拝することができます。
Reviewed:2019/07/12 奥之院にあるお堂です
性空上人をまつるお堂が奥之院にあります。
圓教寺『開山堂』です。
『開山堂』の軒下には江戸時代に活躍した
彫刻職人・左甚五郎作の力士像があります。
西北隅の一つは重さに耐えかねて逃げ出した
と言う伝説があるそうです。
私は『摩尼殿』での護摩行の前に見ておこうと,
『妙光院』から急いで『開山堂』へ向かいました。
『摩尼殿』の裏手から西へ向かう山道を通ったので
動きやすい靴を履いていて良かったです。

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Address
Hyogo Pref. Himejishi Shosha 2968 [map]
Area
Himeji / Ako / HarimaArea
Phone
0792663327
Hours
8:30-17:00
* Subject to change
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Visitation fee]500yen
Parking Lot
Available(250spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Note
* When using the car navigation system, please search for [Shosha no Sato Arts and Crafts (tel:079-267-0301)].

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          Hyogo prefecture stretches from the north coast to the south coast on the western end of the popular Kansai region, encompassing verdant mountains, urban beaches, and fantastic historical sights. The prefecture’s main attractions lie along the south coast at Kobe, the prefectural capital, a pretty harbor city best known for its production of the renowned Kobe beef, and Himeji, the home of Himeji Castle, one of the country’s most beautifully preserved feudal castles, perched magically atop a hill.