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The Enryakuji temple

The Enryakuji temple

The Enryakuji temple is located in Hiei-zan (Mt.Hiei) lies on the border of Shiga Prefecture and Kyoto Prefecture. The mountain itself is represents Enryakuji temple, so there is no single temple called Enryakuji.

Enryakuji temple is a complex of 15 temple buildings/stapeses and the entire natural environment. Enryakuji is the headquarters of the Tendai sect of Japanese Buddhism with over 1200 years history.

The Enryakuji temple

The Enryakuji temple
Access
18 min. by JR train to Hieizan-sakamoto station, 7 min. by bus to Sakamoto cable car station and 11 min. by cable car to Sakamoto cable Enryaku-ji station, then 8 min. on foot to the temple
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