Enryakuji Kaikan

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Hieizan, 4220 Sakamotohon-machi, Otsu 520-0116, Japan
+81 775 780 047


Enryakuji Kaikan
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Based on 78 reviews

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  • Professional service
  • Friendly service
  • Great view
  • Yummy vegetarian & vegan dishes


  • 166 yd Enryakuji Temple
  • 3.4 mi Ohara
  • 4.8 mi Biwako Hall
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A shukubo located within the grounds of Mt. Hiei Enryaku-ji Temple in Otsu City. The temple itself is said to have 1200 years of history and is deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Shukubo are traditional temple lodgings, and offer guests the opportunity to take a peek into the daily lives of the monks who reside at the temple. Visitors will have the pleasure of experiencing the zen lifestyle first hand, and the food served is traditional shojin ryori vegetarian monk food. The quiet surroundings and peaceful natural setting will allow guests a chance to catch their breath and cleanse their souls in this spiritual environment. *About meals: Only Buddhist vegetarian cuisine is served for both breakfast and dinner, and the menu is the same for multiple night stays. Alcoholic drinks are available. *Since this accomodation is located on Mt. Hiei, there are no other locations where meals can be taken. Also, please take caution as public transportation to the accomodation is limited (bus and funicular), and there is no public transportation to the accomodation after 18:00. *The latest time to check-in is 18:00. After this time, Sakamoto Cable, the funicular line to the accomodation from Kyoto, also stops running, so please plan in advance. *Entrance fee for Enrakuji Temple is separate from the accommodation fee, and is required to enter the temple. Adults: JPY 700, Junior high & Highschool students: JPY 500, Elementary school students: JPY 300. *About laying out of futons: Guests at this accomodation must lay out their own futons.

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