Enryaku-ji Temple

0 0 Reviews

Located on Mount Hiei in Otsu, Enryaku-ji Temple overlooks all of Kyoto from its serene mountaintop home. This Tendai-sect monastery was founded in 788 during the early Heian period. The temple was founded by Saicho, who brought the Tendai sect of Buddhism over to Japan from China. 

Notice

The main hall at Enryakuji is undergoing a ten-year program of renovations that began in 2016. The main hall itself can still be entered, though it is largely covered with scaffolding through the renovation project. More >

Overview

Address

4220 Sakamotohonmachi, Otsu, Shiga 520-0116 (Map) (Directions)

Hours

Closed today

Opening Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thursday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Holidays Closed

Phone Number

077-578-0001

Website

hieizan.or.jp

Highlights

Konpon Chu-do

This National Treasure is the most important temple on Mount Hiei. There is said to be a Buddhist icon housed here that was carved by the founder himself in 788.

Ruri-do

The Lapis Lazuli Hall is the only original sub-temple to escape the military campaign and subsequent fires of Oda Nobunaga. It is a clear example of Muromachi-period architecture.

Yokawa Chu-do

Although a 4-kilometer walk from the main temple area, the sights of Yokawa’s main building are a beauty to behold. It also serves as a ceremony-closing dedication spot for pilgrims.

Access

Mount Hiei can be accessed from the Kyoto-side by Eizan Cablecar or from the Shiga-side by Sakamoto Cablecar. The Sakamoto Cablecar operates year-round, while the Eizan Cablecar does not operate during winter. After leaving the cable car, there is a clearly marked path that leads to Enryaku-ji temple.

Related Articles

4 Articles
Amazing Hieizan

Amazing Hieizan

Arlene Bastion

Hieizan, the home of the awesome Enryakuji, with its immense, luxurious forests, emanates its own sacred and spiritual feeling...

Shiga 1
Enryaku-ji

Enryaku-ji

Ian VanDuzer

It may not attract the huge crowds of other Kyoto temples, but Enryaku-ji is one temple complex you don't want to miss.

Shiga 2
View All Articles

Enryaku-ji Temple

0

0 Reviews
  • 5 star 0
  • 4 star 0
  • 3 star 0
  • 2 star 0
  • 1 star 0

Reviews

Questions about Enryaku-ji Temple?

Ask our community

Near Enryaku-ji Temple

Kuramaguchi-An Vacation Rental

Kuramaguchi-An Vacation Rental

For two to four people a vacation rental like Kuramaguchi-An offers a lot more space, freedom and convenience than a hotel at very..

1
Prinz Café in Kyoto 9

Prinz Café in Kyoto

Beyond good food, lovely music and a cosy environment, Prinz café is a hidden gem in Kyoto for cafe lovers. It also boosts an ..

Ginkakuji

5 (5 Reviews)

Ginkakuji (銀閣寺) is widely known as the Silver Pavilion and was built in 1482.

Kyoto 6km away

Shimogamo Shrine

Shimogamo Shrine in Japanese, is the common name of an important Shinto sanctuary in the Shimogamo district of Kyoto city's Sakyō ward. Its form..

Kyoto 7km away

Maruyama Park

Maruyama Park in Kyoto is a famous place for cherry blossom viewing in spring. Perhaps even the most popular spot in Kyoto, it can become crowded during..

Kyoto 9km away
Explore Otsu

Is this your listing?

Own or manage this property?

Claim now