Shoshazan Engyo-ji Temple—Experience Zazen Meditation at the Temple Hall
Experience zazen seated meditation at the Jogyo-do training hall of Shoshazan Engyo-ji Temple, which once featured in a Hollywood movie. What better way to discover this ancient practice than to envelop yourself in silence sitting cross-legged and straight-backed in this historical temple hall? Rid yourself of idle thoughts and treasure the moment.
[Fee] 1,000 yen (free during the zazen event on the third Saturday of every month)
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] Required three days in advance
- Postal Code
- 2968 Shosha,Himeji City,Hyogo
Every day from 14:00 (takes approx. 1 hour), the Zazen meeting is held on the 3rd Saturday of each month (from 11:00)
*Times may vary according to events, and there may be days where it cannot be held.
- Open year-round
- 1 Dec 2020