Kyoto Travel: Enryakuji Temple (Mount Hieizan) Located in Kyoto's eastern mountain range on Mount Hieizan (比叡山), Enryakuji (延暦寺) is one of the most important monasteries in Japanese history and the headquarters of the Tendai sect of Japanese Buddhism. Many influential monks studied at Enryakuji, including the founders of a number of later sects, such as the Pure Land (Jodo), Zen and Nichiren sects.
Kyoto Travel: Enryakuji Temple (Mount Hieizan)
The Yokawa area of the Enryakuji Temple (Mount Hieizan), is located several kilometers north of the other two areas and is visited by fewer people. Its main building, the Yokawa Central Hall, is partially built on a slope using pillars
Enryakuji Temple is a World Heritage Site just outside Kyoto Japan.