Mount Hiei, Kyoto
Categories: Mountains, Sacred & Religious Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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.Make Mount Hiei a part of your Kyoto vacation plans using our Kyoto vacation builder.
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ケーブルカーで境内まで行きます。山上からは琵琶湖が一望でき、一見の価値があります。敷地はたいへん広く、根本中堂までかなり歩きますので歩きやすい靴で行くことをお勧めします（ちゃんと舗装された道路ですが）。 麓と温度が違うため、秋などは一枚羽織るものを持って行くと良いのではないかと感じました。Go to the precinct by cable-car. Mountain views, Lake Biwa, is worth a look. We recommend going on the grounds are very nice and quite walk the Hall in the root so walking shoes (neatly paved road is). For different temperature and at the foot of the fall, drape a piece that take good, not what I felt.show original
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