Dec 13, 2011

Shoshazan Engyoji Temple - Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture

About 30 minutes by bus from Himeji Station JR, about 5 minutes from there ropeway.

Shoshazan Engyoji Temple (Engyoji - Wikipedia) is Tendai temple (Tendai - Wikipedia). "Hieizan West" called. In recent years, the movie "The Last Samurai" is famous as a filming location.
There are some legends that his youth learned Musashibo Benkei (Benkei - Wikipedia).

The view from the ropeway

With the entrance as soon as you get off the cable car station, pay the entrance fee into the mountains there. Maniden up from here, they have a microbus.

Walking along the approach road continue for some time like this. Both sides are lined Kannon statue.

Nio Gate


White walls of the Jumyoin

Maniden is located in the center of Engyoji Temple.
Engyoji Temple was built in AD 966 by Shoku Shonin.
From here to go back, and there Okunoin, Daikodo and more.

Daikodo (Auditorium)
The left looks Jikido (Dining hall).
Jikido is also displayed treasures.

The view from the upstairs Jikido
Look in the back is the Honda family tomb.
Jogyodo can be seen on the right.

Hakusan Gongen and Noh stage
Mt. Shosha has long come to Shoku Shonin, the shrine was worshiped by the Susanoonomikoto.
This steep road leads to.

Gohoiseki (a.k.a. Benkei's hand stone)
Rock is said to have Benkei to beanbags.

Benkei mirror well
Graffiti in the face while sleeping Benkei, a reflection of the face in the waters of this well.
In addition, desk, etc. used by Benkei is said, there are many edges.

Visited in mid-November 2011, "Maple Festival" was the next week, was not much foliage.

Google Map Shoshazan Engyoji Temple

Japanese site is here.

Dec 21, 2011 Changing the View Link, Changes linked to Google Maps

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