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. 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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  • First of all, it is a toll road "Okuhiei driveway" of the conductor line, but the celebrity charge which exceeds "Fuji Subaru Line" of Mt. Fuji lightly when passing through normally. So, is it a great view?? No, you can imagine it because it only looks over the dirty Lake Biwa at best. And I went around in the order of yokogawa, the west tower, and the east tower, and walked up a severe slope which reminded me of Daimon zaka from the west tower to the east tower moving by car because the west tower was far from yokogawa, and First of all, it costs money to go around these three places, and it costs more than 3,000 yen in conjunction with the toll, and there are donations everywhere called the Yeonyakuji Fan Club, and even the bell is charged. There is no roku one in the souvenir shop, and the seller is really strong in the commercial spirit. Since restoration work takes until 2016 to 2026, the main Nemotonakado does not see anything in appearance, and it is usual even if it goes in the synthesis including the small and medium-sized temple if it says in a big place as a spectacle of the temples and shrines and temples in total. And, because it costs more than the total cost of Nikko Toshogu including the treasure pavilion which does not have the point at all, it is a terribly bad temple of Cospa. I visited Koyasan in front of here, but it's free, including parking. All kumano miyama which turns in front of it is free. I'll be back after the restoration of Nemotonakado, but i'm sure you won't go if you don't feel very good about the charges.
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  • If you look at the website, you'll find important announcements. If you think somethingReiwa the tour fee will be raised from March 1, 2. There was no entrance fee when i came last time. Only Hiyoshi Shrine was already surprised at the fee though it visited various places. Is the evil coin a metaphor for expelling good coins? Because the weather was good, I thought that I wanted to climb after a long time, and tried the first co-s. I went down the mountain on foot by bus. This time, we climbed on sakamoto ke-bull and went down with the ropeway and the kebull of Yase. It is said that the entrance fee should be paid at the toll booth though it passes the precincts on the way. When he said that he would only come out of Sakamoto to Yase, he warned me not to approach the temple with out of fear. Don't worry, i'll do it elsewhere.
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