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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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  • 位於滋賀與京都中間的比叡山,交通雖然沒有很方便,是自助旅行中較為進階的景點,在秋天前往,歷史的建築搭配著見頃的楓葉,走在山林之中著實神清氣爽。 
  • I think that going into the mountain itself is still something inspirational. Is seems that the bells sounded quietly walks down the Enryakuji station and air after the rain is very common and still come to a special place. Cable Enryaku-ji Temple Higashi-TOU (Taishogun) region, West Tower (Saitou) region's distance is the foot movement possible. Yokogawa region, at the Summit of Mt. Hiei walk is harder and travel by bus. Feel down Mt. Hiei eventually founded the other sect, who did not deny, together with respect and dealing with the deep pocketed. Is a story like the lie, I came here from about two months had been unwell has recovered. I think that it is washed.
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  • It is also a temple guardian demon's Gate of Kyoto at the Buddhist temple of the Tendai sect dengyō Daishi sacred Mt. Hiei to open did a practice also was the founder of the Jodo sect, Nichiren Buddhism, such as various sects. Daikoku Hall, one building and plenty of attractions, including the Hall undying about etymology of Hunter and hunted is fundamental in gave the nokyo-sho in the respective building.
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