World Heritage: Enryakuji Temple4.5
In the mountain range to the east of Kyoto, the vast compound of Enryakuji Tmeple spread on the slopes of Mount Hieizan (848m). The temple was founded in the 8th century by Saicho and is the headquarters of the Tendai school of Buddhism he established. In the history of Japanese Buddhism, this place served as the most important monasteries where, later years, many high-ranking priests studied here to create new religious movements.
You will find getting there is half the delight, with the cablecar from Sakamoto Station offering superb views of Lake Biwa and green woodland. The complex are divided into three major areas - Todo (east area), Saito (west area) and Yokawa. Todo has the Main Hall (Kompon Chudo), the huge subsided prayer area, where you will definitely feel the sacred and serene atmosphere. A several kilometers of walk in the forest takes you to the Yokawa precinct.
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Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 47.9km) Google Transit
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5.0a week ago
This place is so old, and full of history. It's amazing to think this has lasted so long.
There was a nice feeling taking on the older boards.
Currently they are re roofing the entire temple. It's covered in it's own building.
Take the trip here you will enjoy it.
5.03 months ago
This is a great facility for a historic Buddhism sect! This Historic sect was found more than 1000 years ago. This is the birth place of the historic one. There are many great buildings and temples in this facility. You can walk around to see all of it. The facility is large, located in some areas. You can get up from both Kyoto side and Shiga side. I recommend to get cable car from Shiga side. It takes less time. Enjoy!!
5.0a month ago
Great place to visit, and less people go here as it's further away. I'd go again and recommend
5.03 months ago
It has been years since I was there, and it was nice to go again. Vegetarian kaiseki-type food served at the temple.
5.04 weeks ago
Worth the effort. Beautiful hiking trails with great views of Kyoto.