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Mount Hiei, Kyoto

Categories: Mountains, Sacred & Religious Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • 要前往比叡山的遊客,最好安排一整天的時間前往,因為地點較偏遠,交通路線有點複雜,要搭:電車、叡山電車、叡山登山纜車、叡山纜車,到達山頂後,還要再搭接駁巴士才可到達比叡山延曆寺,但過程很享受,更換不同的交通工具,有不同的景色,前往的遊客不多,山上空氣很好,有種遠離塵囂的感覺。 
  • 比叡山这里要好好逛的话可能需要一天吧。三大地域东塔、西塔、横川。横川徒步过去要90分钟,还是请乘山上的公交车吧。东塔西塔之间徒步30分钟就差不多了。午饭的话可以在处于东塔地域的会馆解决,吃一碗素面也不错哦。 
  • 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.
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