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Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple

Open today: 09:30 - 15:30
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Amazing trip

Enjoy riding a cable car up to the mountain. The temple is beautiful and worth spending time... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kasemsuk T
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World Cultural Heritage site worth to visit

The temple is located on Hieizan mountain,Otsu city which is not far from Kyoto. I drove car to... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Bangkok, Thailand
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4220 Sakamoto Hommachi, Otsu 520-0116, Shiga Prefecture
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately we can’t see entire the building of national treasure because it is under construction by 2026. But we could see national treasure event. There were many majestic Buddhism statues. 残念ながら、現在、根本中堂は改修工事中です。2026年まで終わらないようです。そのかわり、国宝展を見ました。国宝展は入り口すぐの建物ですので、オススメです。沢山の威厳のある仏像がありました。

Thank kawaharam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoy riding a cable car up to the mountain. The temple is beautiful and worth spending time looking around. I found some melt snow on the side of the mountain and roadside on the day I went there.

1  Thank Kasemsuk T
Reviewed 1 July 2018

The temple is located on Hieizan mountain,Otsu city which is not far from Kyoto. I drove car to visit the temple, anyway there is cable car with a short walk to reach the temple. The temple area is quiet with fresh air. I could feel...More

Thank Juntasinee
Reviewed 11 June 2018

This is a great day trip from Kyoto. Three types of train travel and beautiful forested surroundings make this a different sort of temple experience. It has enough changes in elevation to make this a slightly challenging hike. The main building, which houses the 1200...More

Thank Bob_Smith_3
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Although front of main temple was under renovation, limited access was permitted. There's a sense of holiness on entire grounds and it's isolated, luxurious location makes it more appealing. The main avenue to Cable Car is quite charming too. Worth a side trip from Lake...More

Thank Imelda A
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Spending a day here can make you understand easily how some commit their lives to Zen meditation in a place like this. It is massive and absolutely beautiful. Long hikes between different parts of the complex, and a limited bus service, so if you are...More

Thank suzzym
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Im not a fan of temples and shrines but this place was pretty calming., it was bit crowded when i went but there are things to appreciate around the area :)

Thank Shirleymagne O
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I visited the temples after I hiked up to Mt. Hiei. The whole thing is divided in 3 locations, two of them relatively near to each other. The temples themselves weren't so impressive. On the other hand, the location and the view from the temples...More

1  Thank ziobilly2015
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Enryakuji Temple I believe is one of the most relaxing temple visits in any World Heritage sites designated in Kyoto. If the sea of tourists in any temple or place in Kyoto wear you off, Enryakuji Temple is the zen. Enryakuji Temple sits in Mt....More

1  Thank Morago22b
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Situated on a mountain a short drive from Kyoto, Enryaku-ji is actually a complex of several temples situated at various point on a road that goes up Hieizan mountain. The drive up the mountain is beautiful and there are several places to stop and view...More

2  Thank PaulTfromEastCoastC
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They have a very nice accommodation property right at the central part of the temple in the mountain, adjacent to the many architectural treasures. I think it would be very nice. Here is the website but it's only in... More