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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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  • 思i立chi suddenly after the nearby errands during the day on weekdays, the closed Hall one hour before. Therefore in human nature not the quiet atmosphere was making. The most memorable is dignified atmosphere of the root in. That atmosphere is not well expressed in words. Juicy comments Sorry but "awesome". I could not this time around only the East Tower to revisit 運bereba foot tower and Yokogawa. And once again that slowly and enjoying the atmosphere you want.
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  • To touch the person visited. That early in the morning and it was cold, it snowed and fewer people. You could take a tour. As the head temple of the Tendai sect, the monks had sheltered in the mountains as training is very tough, in this cold. But may we overcome this pain. Want to go snow down a fantastic temples also look sometime.
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  • Visit's 2016 / 11 / 5. It was Mt. Hiei for the first time. Sakamoto cable car (one-way 860 yen) the East Tower and West Tower regional, Yokogawa area around on the bus. Traveling by bus to Yokogawa area buy a tour ticket 800 yen in internal deals. Enryakuji Yokogawa bus stop each way on nearly 600 yen. 1,200 yen admission fee +500 yen is a national treasure, but in only one national treasure, too is not felt. Buildings were felt history. Root in Hall and in the renovation of the fiscal part was covered, but can visit the inside. Soon completely seems to take cover. Fall foliage is in its infancy, probably the two weeks? Yokogawa in foliage of the Hall was becoming lenticular considerably.
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