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Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, Otsu

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Head up the mountain to find Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, a Tendai Buddhist monastery acting as the headquarters of the Tendai sect, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded in 788 CE, the monastery's founding father, Saicho, was responsible for introducing the Tendai sect to Japan, and many other influential monks have studied here. Involved in many of the power struggles that defined feudal Japan, the buildings were destroyed in 1571, with most of the current buildings dating back to the early Edo period. Use our Otsu vacation planner to add Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple and other attractions to your Otsu vacation plans.
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  • The visit for the first time. On the current from the Kyoto City, approached. Funicular and aerial tramway to the Summit of Mt. Hiei transit. Bus stop is about an 8-minute walk. Mt. Hiei shuttle is convenient. It is of Hieizan Enryakuji Temple are divided to three. If aftermath by bus is very convenient. Though! Only just left the bus, wait for 30 minutes. Couldn ' t wait and go mountain...... the tollbooth of the rolling 30-minute hike, and suddenly pay the admission fee in the mountains-in this mountain! Be sure to give it enough! ^ _ ^ To pay into. Main hall is under renovation. But in go pray, can. Cherry still still Kyoto 1 months slower than it is. But that's what snow was left...... is a temple in the mountains. Enjoy easy to walk in.
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  • Even though April was very cold anyway. From the sleet to snow. The world and blocked the line of sight to the Lake Biwa, cloudy white. High altitude than I had, and 850 meters. The temperature was 3.4 times less likely. Take off your shoes in the main hall and go up 悴mu legs. Slowly around to the season of warm flowers in bloom.
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  • In Kyoto kitayama trails of Eastern is a route through the Mt. Hiei, Kurama-Dera Temple and Ohara. It came in the middle of the track. But if you don't, Temple, through the environment seems to be free. Walk on the not to disturb the worshippers.
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