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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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  • Enryakuji Temple I believe is one of the most relaxing temple visits in any World Heritage sites designated in Kyoto. If the sea of tourists in any temple or place in Kyoto wear you off, Enryakuji Tem...  more »
  • Yamauchi was the Japan Buddhist mother mountain Tendai sect head mountain Mt. Hiei Enryakuji Temple coveted Hieizan Enryakuji temple at Mt. Hiei "-Taishogun East Tower and West Tower (Saitou) yokawa (yokawa) ' and 3 towers, there are about 150 or so so this is no time, because time and the poor (Mt. Hiei driveway closed) East Tower (Taishogun) but couldn't once in the spring but also slowly and surroundings.
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  • Staying near the Kyoto Imperial Palace and ask the taxi to Mount Hiei, Enryaku-ji Temple! Asked by taxi at the Inn → hotel → the Enryaku-ji Temple let around Yasaka Shrine and Heian Jingu Shrine → rates 14000 yen, was the toll on driveway. * Taxi fare varies by company. Private taxi before not riding distance is only less than half time was the 10000 yen. I'd better go by taxi from taxi companies in General to make sure. Was going to morning 9 o'clock exactly and Monk chanting. That surreal feeling that watching a movie, like seems strange you have there. Amazing, we all didn't the uncluttered. It is recommended!
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