Mount Shosha

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  • Mount Shosha Sign

    Mount Shosha Sign

  • Mount Shosha on the way up

    Mount Shosha on the way up

  • Mount Shosha Ropeway View

    Mount Shosha Ropeway View

  • Mount Shosha Ropeway View

    Mount Shosha Ropeway View

  • Mount Shosha Cable Car

    Mount Shosha Cable Car

  • Mount Shosha Observation Deck

    Mount Shosha Observation Deck

  • Mount Shosha great view from the top

    Mount Shosha great view from the top

  • Mount Shosha Belfry

    Mount Shosha Belfry

  • Mount Shosha Buddha Statue along hiking trail

    Mount Shosha Buddha Statue along hiking trail

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Facts & Figures

Mount Shosha (371 meters high) is a very popular sightseeing spot near Himeji. The easiest access to the top of Mount Shosha is by ropeway. The length of the cable is 781m and is goes up 210m. 71 passengers fitting in one cabin. Japan Rail PassSince 2004 I travel nearly every year to Japan. The rail pass made my life easier to discover all those amazing places in my favourite country. Most of the people come here to visit the famous Engyō-ji Temple and to enjoy the amazing view.

  • Mt. Shosha Ropeway:
  • Opening Hours - 8:30 am to 6:00 pm (closing time can change +/- one hour during the season)
  • Closed - open all year
  • Admission Fee - 500 yen (Adults), 250 yen (Children)

History

The Mt. Shosha Ropeway is already running since 1958.

Location

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Mount Shosha is located near Himeji within the Hyōgo Prefecture.
Address: 2968, Shosha, Himeji, Hyogo 671-2201

How to get to Mount Shosha?

  • 25min from Himeji St. to Mount Shosha Ropeway stop by bus nr. 8 and
  • 45min hiking to the top or 5min by ropeway

Sightseeing spots

Top:

Engyō-ji Temple - The Buddhist Temple complex has a history of over 1000 years.

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)

October

Nada no Kenka Matsuri (14th - 15th)
Is the very popular name for a festival at the Matsubara Hachiman Shrine in the city Himeji. It is called the 'Fighting Festival' because one of the attractions is that three mikoshi (portable shrines) are battered against each other till one smashes.

Where to stay near Engyo-ji Mount Shosha?

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