Shoshazan Engyoji Temple

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.

Spot details

Address
Hyogo Pref. Himejishi Shosha 2968
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
* Please search for [Shosha no Sato Arts and Crafts (tel:079-267-0301)] when using the car navigation system.

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  • 「圓教寺事務所」
    3.0 Reviewed:2020.07.13
    売店からも近い場所で人の流れが無いわけではありませんが、観光客が参拝する雰囲気では無く、「圓教寺事務所」の看板が掲げられ門は閉じられていました。駐車場側から見ると、境内は庭園状に整備され植木の剪定もきれいに行われていました。

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