Hieizan Enryakuji Temple

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Shiga Hieizan Enryakuji Temple | Most Important Monastery in Japan

Shiga Hieizan Enryakuji Temple | Most Important Monastery in Japan

Hieizan Enryakuji Temple in Kyoto was founded in 788 by Saicho who was responsible for introducing Tendai Buddhism to Japan from China. It is one of Japan's most important Tendai monasteries where many influential monks studied and prayed. Hieizan Enryakuji Temple was attacked by Oda Nobunaga during the Edo Period and therefore most of the buildings that stand today were from the reconstruction during that time. The temple grounds feature a walking path that visitors can take to travel to the different parts of Hieizan Enryakuji Temple. Hieizan Enryakuji Temple is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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