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Mount Hiei, Kyoto

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Mount Hiei is a mountain to the northeast of Kyoto, lying on the border between the Kyoto and Shiga prefectures, Japan.The temple of Enryaku-ji, the first outpost of the Japanese Tendai (Chin. Tiantai) sect of Buddhism, was founded atop Mount Hiei by Saichō in 788. Hōnen, Nichiren, and Shinran all studied at the temple before leaving to start their own practices.The temple complex was razed by Oda Nobunaga in 1571 to quell the rising power of the Tendai's warrior monks (sōhei), but it was rebuilt and remains the Tendai headquarters to this day.The Imperial Japanese Navy 19th Century corvette Hiei was named after this mountain, as was the more famous World War II-era battleship, the latter having initially been built as a battlecruiser.Mount Hiei in folkloreMount Hiei has featured in many folk tales over the ages. Originally it was thought to be the home of gods and demons of Shinto lore, although it is predominantly known for the Buddhist monks that come from the temple of Enryaku-ji.
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  • I went to visit the Mt. Hiei Enryakuji Temple can climb to Mt. Hiei as the climbers. After visiting the Mt. koya had wanted to go once, but more and more want to go now. Quite widely, was a burden. History of things I do and temples to very interested, so no satisfaction was relatively low.
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  • Visit Mt. koya in the spring, and naturally now want to visit Mt. Hiei in the fall. Two of the early Heian period it became the cornerstone as the head temple of Tendai Buddhism various sects in Japan and then open the star Lords, learn together in the Tang dynasty paved the way to Buddhism in Japan, Kūkai and Saichō, Shingon Buddhism founder Kobo Daishi and Tendai founder saicho, here Hieizan Enryakuji Temple. Wide, deep and quiet mind is a peaceful sanctuary. Gassho-zukuri
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  • Mt. Hiei in Kyoto and Shiga prefectures border. As Yamauchi Enryaku-ji Temple is famous as the subject of climbing from the city easy to climb in popularity on holidays many hikers trail came and went. Magnificent views of Lake Biwa stretch out before one's eyes from the near the Summit.
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