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Practice Zen at Mt. Shosha Engyoji Temple
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Himeji Convention & Visitors Bureau
Travel just 30 minutes by bus or car from the castle town of Himeji to a mountain temple complex established over 1,000 years ago. Upon arrival at the mountaintop by ropeway, enter a tranquil world of silence.
Experience Zen through meditation and sutra copying at Shoshazan Engyoji Temple, a shooting location for The Last Samurai starring Tom Cruise, and many other period dramas and films.
Meditation: ¥1,000. Start at 14:00 daily. Reservation required at least three days in advance.
Sutra copying: ¥300 or ¥1,000. Available throughout the day without reservation.
30 minutes from JR Himeji Station by bus or taxi or 25 minutes from Himeji Castle by bus or taxi.
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