Himeji City Mt. Shosha Ropeway
1199-2 Shosha, Himeji-shi, Hyogo-ken
Get on the #8 bus bound for Mt. Shosha Ropeway at bus stop 10 from the Shinki Bus Himeji Station Bus Terminal.
From Himeji Castle intersection, walk on the right side of the road about 100 meters towards Himeji Station. Then get on the #8 bus bound for Mt. Shosha Ropeway from the Himeji-jo Otemonmae bus stop.
「Cross the intersection by Chokaku Shien Gakko Mae. On your right, you will see the Chokaku Shien Gakko / Koko-en Mae bus stop. Get on the #8 bus for Mt. Shosha Ropeway.
Combined bus and ropeway tickets are available at a discounted price!
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|Day||Dates of Operation||Up||Down|
|First Departure||Daily at 8:30 am|
|Last Departure||Monday to Saturday||March 1 to October 10||5:45 pm||6:00 pm|
|October 11 to end of February||4:45 pm||5:00 pm|
|Weekends & Holidays||March 1 to March 31||5:45 pm||6:00 pm|
|April 1 to October 10||6:45 pm||7:00 pm|
|October 11 to November 30||5:45 pm||6:00 pm|
|December 1 to end of February||4:45 pm||5:00 pm|
*Set of 11 tickets is sold for the price of 10 one-way tickets
|General Discount||Student Group Discount|
|15+ people||10% off||20% off|
|100+ people||20% off||30% off|
|300+ people||30% off||40% off|
*Fractions of less than 10 yen will be rounded off.
*Please contact Engyo-ji directly for information about mountain trails and admission fees (minibus fares).
The following settlement methods are also available.
* QR payment is not possible in the following cases.
Tickets, souvenirs, etc. that have no amount on the side of the ticket, such as settlement at Yamagami Station, group tickets, etc.
Shoshazan Engyo-ji, a world heritage site and a national treasure, is located 6km northwest of Himeji Castle. It is a fascinating old temple in the former Harima Province with a rich history dating back over a thousand years. Scenes from "The Last Samurai (2003)", were filmed here. The grand-scale of this temple brought forth strong emotions from the director, and it was the first Hollywood movie made about the spirit of samurai. Recognized as both a world and a natural heritage site, the harmonious blend of culture and nature will surely inspire anyone who visits. We hope you will visit with modesty and a sense of quietude, just like the founder, Shoku Shonin, who showed respect for his monks that dedicated their lives to protecting this mountainous sanctuary.
For visits to Shoshazan Engyo-ji's main buildings (Quick Tour)
Maniden at Engyo-ji
Maniden at Engyo-ji
The Three Halls, Inner Temple