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The Best Guide to Mt. Hiei – Kyoto’s Most Sacred Destination

Mt. Hiei or Hieizan (比叡山), a mountain lying on the border between Kyoto and Shiga Prefectures, is considered one of the Three Holiest Places in Japan together with Kōyasan (高野山) and Mt. Osore (恐山). The worship halls and pagodas of the World Heritage – Enryakuji Temple are scattered throughout the mountain. The temple, which acts …

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