Mount Hiei

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The view of Mt. Hiei and Sakura from Kyoto

Mount Hiei (比叡山 Hiei-zan?) is a mountain to the northeast of Kyoto city. It is at the border between the Kyoto and Shiga prefectures, Japan.

Mount Hiei appeared in many folk tales in different centuries. Traditionally, people believed it to be the home of gods and demons of Shinto.

References[change | edit source]

  • John Stevens, "The Marathon Monks of Mount Hiei." Boston: Shambala, 1988 ISBN 0-87773-415-1

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