- Co-ordinates: 35° 4′ 0″ N, 135° 50′ 18″ E
- Region: Kansai Region
- Prefecture: Kyoto Prefecture, Shiga Prefecture
- Height: 848 metres.
Mount Hiei (比叡山) is a mountain located on the border between Kyoto and Shiga Prefectures standing at a height of 848 metres. On the eastern slope you can find the temples of Enryakuji and Hie Shrine.12 Hie Shrine houses the diety of Enryakuji called Ō-Yamakui.2
1. Kodansha. (1993) ”Japan: An Illustrated Encyclopedia”. Tokyo: Kodansha Ltd.
2. Louis Frederic, translated by Kathe Roth (2002) “Japan Encyclopedia”. London: Harvard University Press.
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