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Enryaku-ji is located on Mount Hiei, overlooking Kyoto, and is the headquarters of the Tendai sect. Founded during the early Heian period, it is one of the most important monasteries in Japanese history. Enryaku-ji is imbued with a solemn atmosphere as a place of training and the home of the "marathon monks.” Enryaku-ji is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto”
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Enryaku-ji is located on Mount Hiei, overlooking Kyoto, and is the headquarters of the Tendai sect.  Founded during the early Heian period, it is one of the most important monasteries in Japanese history.  Enryaku-ji is imbued with a solemn atmosphere as a place of training and the home of the "marathon monks.”   Enryaku-ji is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto”