Enryakuji Temple on Mount Hiei

Located in Kyoto’s eastern mountain range on Mount Hiei (比叡山), Enryakuji (延暦寺) is one of the most important monasteries in Japanese history. Enryakuji’s temples are concentrated in three areas: Todo (east area), Saito (west area) and Yokawa (which I did not visit). I went there using the Sakamoto Cablecar, the longest cable car route in Japan. While I was there, it was raining heavily and there was a lot of fog.

Above, the main hall (Kompon Chudo), in the Todo area.

Above, Amida Hall.

Above, on the way to the Saito area.

Above, Shaka Hall.

Above, Otsu City mascot, back at the cable car station.


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