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Shoshazan Ropeway

1199-2 Shosha, Himeji 671-2201, Hyogo Prefecture
+81 79-266-2006
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As far as I know this is the only way to get up to the temple. The ride is smooth and doesn't take... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sus C
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San Diego, California
Shoshazan Ropeway @ Himeji

The Shoshazan ropeway is in Himeji, Hyogo prefecture. Accessible from JR Himeji station by bus... read more

Reviewed 12 May 2018
Joy_Sinha
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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1199-2 Shosha, Himeji 671-2201, Hyogo Prefecture
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Reviewed 5 days ago

As far as I know this is the only way to get up to the temple. The ride is smooth and doesn't take too long. I can tend to be a bit claustrophobic and afraid of heights but it didn't happen so that was a...More

Thank Sus C
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

The Shoshazan ropeway is in Himeji, Hyogo prefecture. Accessible from JR Himeji station by bus , route no.8, costs 270 yen and takes about 30 minutes. Buses depart every 15 minutes or so. The ropeway station is close by the bus stop and a return...More

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Reviewed 26 April 2018

I took this ropeway when winter last February. I bought the ticket at the counter near Himeji Station, return ticket for bus and ropeway (package). The weather is cold, not so many tourists. I met only 3 other tourists in the ropeway while going up....More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

You can buy a combination ticket for cash only for the bus and rope way from the bus information centre near to where the buses depart from outside the station on the castle side. Ask at the tourist information centre at the station. Bus number...More

2  Thank YvonneT
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Short ride but very nice views . Cable car goes every 15 min just be aware of the last ride going down to not get stuck on the hill .

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

This is a great way to admire the beauty of Shoshazan if you don't want to hike. You can see the 360 degree view from the cabin. Very scenic, very cool, esp in Autumn.

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Reviewed 10 December 2017

The most convenient way up to Shoshazan Engyoji, the ride provides for a pretty view of the city and the surrounding mountains. Helps that I was there in late autumn, and the foliage was in amazing hues.

Thank Asperger_Singapore
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

It's only a 4~5 min ride that runs every 15 minutes. I went on a Sunday, but there were few people. Has a good view of Himeiji.

Thank fionayyy
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

At the end station of bus number 8 you take the Shoshazan ropeway to get you partly up to the summit of the mountain. The trip up is very pleasant since Mt. Shosha is not yet really discovered by huge groups of tourists. At the...More

1  Thank olafoomes
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

It's a 5 minute ropeway, but what made it fun is that once it started going everyone got happy and started chatting. The scenery is truly beautiful as well. I enjoyed this form of transit after taking buses and planes.

Thank LaTinoco
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Response from John H | Reviewed this property |
You are correct. You buy ticket at the station and must walk to the castle .after seeing castle go to the bus stop at the T intersection in front of the castle and catch the correct bus to the ropeway. You cannot get off the... More
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Response from ryanteo | Reviewed this property |
Hi, We did the same day-trip plan for kyoto-himeji-shoshazan. Your planned time of 0730 to 1900 should be sufficient as long as you keep realistic visit duration for Himeji Castle because the last ropeway from Shoshazan to... More
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