Shoshazan Engyo-ji Temple—Transcribing Petal Sutras
In Buddhism, transcribing Buddhist texts and sutras is known as shakyo, and the practice is said to have divine merits. Visitors needn't worry about the difficult Chinese characters, as each character can be traced. Focus your mind on writing each character as you pray. In addition to the casual petal sutra course, there is also a more authentic heart sutra course that takes around an hour (1,000 yen).
[Fee] 300 yen
Ropeway: 1,000 yen return
Mountain entrance: 500 yen
[Access] 30 min. on the Shinki bus from JR Himeji Station on the Sanyo Line (or from Himeji-jo Otemae bus stop) to the Shoshazan ropeway terminal → 4 min. on the Shoshazan ropeway to Sanjo Station → approx. 20 min. walk to the temple (minibus available [500 yen return])
[Credit Card Payment] Not accepted
[Foreign Language Support] Yes [English Support] No English speaking staff but English support is available
[Reservations] Not required
- Postal Code
- 2968 Shosha,Himeji City,Hyogo
*Times may vary according to events, and there may be days when it cannot be held.
- Open year-round
- 1 Dec 2020