Mount Hiei

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Mount Hiei
Mount Hiei

Mount Hiei

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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