Mt Shosha hiking

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Mt Shosha hiking
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,702 contributions
Take your time and enjoy the beauty and history!
Oct 2020
I hiked up to Mt Shosha from the parking lot near the rope-way. The hike only took about 30 minutes to the ticket window. Once you pay the entrance you are free to wander the hilltop. You do have to walk like 10-15 minutes after the gate to actually get to where the temples are, but the trail is full of statues and great scenery. When I was here it unfortunately poured rain the whole time, but it added to the experience. The temples around Mt Shosha are impressive, I can see why filming has been done here as it is untouched by the modern world. Many of the temples can be accessed, don't forget to take your shoes off. The whole area is worth exploring as there are temples, statues, and other structures scattered around the top, so take your time and enjoy the beauty and history.
Written 27 October 2020
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CriticallyMe
Florence, Italy507 contributions
Worth to do
Jul 2019 • Couples
It takes about half an hour by bus from to station to reach the RopeWay. Once on Mt Shosha you walk from one temple or building to the next. Great feeling of Japan centuries ago
Written 26 July 2019
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twofeathersSingapore
singapore319 contributions
A Wonderful Place for Zen Embience
Nov 2018
We did a side visit to Mt Shosaha after visiting Himeji. A short ropeway up to the top - 1000Y return trip. In fact, the peace and serenity of Mt Shosha is awesome. It has this immense feel of zen energy that we felt. It was a pity we don't have much time to explore and hike all the shrines and temples besides the main one. The rang the big bell at the start of the walk and the sound certainly warms us. The walking trails look easy enough, just time and the spirit of adventure needed. There is a small food restaurant and served some nice locally made mochi and others. We sat under the bench under the autumn leaves, listening to the birds and wlildlife - so peaceful. In fact, without the crowds it is one of the most memorable place of my travels.
Written 23 November 2018
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dokiyama
Himeji, Japan7 contributions
1000 year-old historical temples in the quiet nature
Nov 2018 • Family
I’ve been to Mt Shosha many times all year round. In spring, we can enjoy cherry blossoms and singing of birds, green leaves with a comfy breeze and singing of cicadas in summer, red and yellow leaves in autumn, and crisp air in winter.
You can take ropeway but if you like hiking, you can walk up from the foot of the mountain. You can relax in the genuine nature.
From Himeji Station there are bus services every 20 minutes, and you get to Mt Shosha in 20 -25 min. It takes at least 3 hours from Himeji Sta. -Mt Shosha- back to Himeji Sta.
Written 6 November 2018
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Ken O
Sydney, Australia15 contributions
Under-Rated
Oct 2018 • Couples
It’s hard to go past the castle as the best thing in Himeji but Mount Shosha comes very close. It helped we were there on a perfect day but it’s a great all round experience - the local bus, the rope way, the walk through the mountain and the temple complex. ‘Hike’ is too strong a term, it’s a comfortable walk, although the bamboo poles available near the rope way are really helpful. The main group of temple buildings are very much worth the extra effort. A sublime Japanese experience and an uplifting break after the crowds of Himeji Castle, Kyoto, Tokyo etc
Written 23 October 2018
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YubaPrincess
London, UK638 contributions
Requires a bit of effort
Oct 2018 • Solo
From the ropeway, the hike to the shrines and special places within Engyo-yi is a little over 1km uphill. The footpath is generally soil; fortunately, it was sunny of my day of trek (otherwise, I imagine struggling with the wet and muddy footpath). Along the hike, there are statues of bodhisattvas; their iconography is interesting. One is rewarded by the imposing structure of the Maniden. Climb the staircase of the main temple, and bask in the view it offers from its exterior corridors.
Recommendable.
Written 8 October 2018
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ingeborg
Landgraaf, The Netherlands44 contributions
Last Samouri
Aug 2018 • Family
Today we visited mount sosha..we took the ropeway. The tempelcomplex was great. Also the trees are amazing..big and old. We really enjoyed it
Written 26 August 2018
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T8875VUmarks
London, UK71 contributions
Superb
Jun 2018 • Solo
Highlight of my day off wonderful place to rewind and relax
Sat for ages admiring all the different venues superb
Written 20 June 2018
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Singaporelonegranger
Singapore, Singapore220 contributions
Tranquil sacred mountain
Apr 2018 • Family
We took the cable up and was advised the walk to the temple was 20 minutes. We took a bit longer as it was a bit strenuous walking uphill and we took our time to admire the Buddha statues along the path. The first temple we reached was Maniden, a beautiful wooden temple surrounded by enchanting woods. Little did we know, the best was yet to come. Walking further uphill, we reached Engyōji temple, with it's majestic courtyard. It's simply jaw dropping! Whilst inside, we learnt it was used as a location shoot for the Last Samurai. As this is a bit off the main tourist beat, there were very few tourists. At many stretches, we were all alone in perfect peace and tranquility, breathing fresh and invigorating mountain air. This is an experience not to be missed!
Written 22 April 2018
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Tote919
Bangkok, Thailand1,070 contributions
Quite a long way, quite exhausting, but very beautiful
Nov 2017 • Couples
If you have time (at least a few hours) and if you are in good condition, I would recommend you do this. It's quite a long way to walk, quite exhausting but very beautiful. You will see the ancient temples and buildings surrounded by the jungle. This is where "The Last Samurai" is filmed.
Written 30 January 2018
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