Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, Otsu

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. Put Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple into our Otsu trip itinerary builder site and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • No time, during the last year visited the Shiga is so fundamental in Temple and Palace treasure day was very this day, looked carefully. Vehicles can go from Sakamoto station bus, cable car and visit compatriots is possible. Shaken by the cable car and aiming at Enryaku-ji Temple landscape better expectations increases. Treasure Palace entrance with 1,200 yen is recommended is the first to buy a ticket at the reception desk. I think even if you're not interested in the temple's treasure statues is astounding. Root in walk the Hall, East Tower District, West Tower District, Yokogawa district and Mount Hiei in the mountains, around the temple, but occasionally even grim place for sneakers or hiking shoes are required. It is safer because low temperatures will bring warm ones. Great monuments of Hieizan Enryakuji Temple, Buddha is rather tired.
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  • 3/4 (Sunday) the rain forecast was fine and the next day was going to change to the heading. Surprised at the Sakamoto cable car station. Cable car and what are 5-and 9, does not move. Although there is a lack of research were as lucky. Also major areas on the shuttle bus is 12 / 11-stop in and no operation until 3/20 no was restricted to the area of East Tower. Remove the winter covering the West Tower, Yokogawa area if coming by car, like I have. You could, however, maybe that's why visitors are relatively small for relaxed lounging visitors. In the root is being somewhat blanket. Also can't directly "about immortal" keep the light more than 1,200 years also, so a little disappointed. Stamp collecting is primarily families with 8 places have to get the content. Enryakuji Kaikan is lunch, vegetarian and had 23: 30 PM until too late, unfortunately. On the other hand was Hiei mineral water is nice, I've gotten. Yamauchi atmosphere is solemn but wrapped under the good weather, calm air could be a good time.
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  • At the end of February and prayed. But unfortunately fundamentally in the treasure Hall is under construction was going inside. Buddha looks back and into the dimly lit Temple, Sutra, was mysterious. While sitting, zoomed out. It was a cold day, but it was hot carpets laid on the floor. Is there shooting ban.
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